A loyal employee.

I worked for an international freight company straight out of school and dedicated 16 years of my life and career to this organisation. I started at the very bottom at an entry-level job and worked my way up to a senior managerial position. I enjoyed working there and got along with all my colleagues. In 2013 the company’s profits had fallen dramatically. I couldn’t bear to see the company fall apart and so for the benefit of the company I suggested that I take all my leave then go part-time for a year before reassessing the figures as to whether I would be able to go back full time. In order to support my family financially, it was decided that my wife would also start a part-time job. My employer agreed to this and was appreciative of my sacrifices.

Right before all my leave was used up my employer notified me that there would be no part-time position available upon my return and that I would no longer have a full-time position. I assumed that this would be a redundancy, but my employer argued that I had abandoned my post and relinquished my position. I couldn’t believe that my 16 years of loyalty to the company had end like this

McDonald Murholme gave me hope.

When I approached McDonald Murholme I was most definitely hesitant, I had no idea what I was doing nor did I know if my employer had done anything wrong. My first consultation with Trent changed everything. He gave me clear and concise reasons to push forward and showed me how it would be achieved. I went from lacking the confidence to even lodge a claim to fully trusting Trent and fighting the case to the end.

The way Trent devised his plan of attack made it obvious to everyone that the employer had been in the wrong. If it weren’t for Trent’s advice I would have taken the employer’s initial offer which was $12,000 less than what I received in the end.

Having McDonald Murholme represent me was definitely the right decision.

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  • July 2020

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend McDonald Murholme. From the initial consultation, right through to the resolution process, the entire team was supportive, knowledgable and approachable and made what can be a difficult situation much easier. Specifically Trent and Alexandra provided a high level of service, and engaged with me in a very personable manner. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received.
  • July 2020

    I couldn't recommend the team from McDonald Murholme more. Mr Sam Nottle was efficient, professional and achieved a wonderful result. If you are questioning whether to go ahead with an employment matter legally, I would urge you to do so. The team at McDonald Murholme made the process easy & reduced all of my anxiety and stress. Thank you again, Mr Nottle & team, I can't express my appreciation enough.
  • June 2020

    I found Arthur Hambas & Katherine Boyles extremely professional & compassionate in my dealings with them. After telling Arthur that I felt the details surrounding my redundancy felt wrong he took on my case & secured me a better payout from my employer. I would not hesitate to recommend Mcdonald Murholme to anyone that has a feeling that something isn't quite right. I greatly appreciate everything you did.
  • May 2020

    Extremely happy with the service received from all the staff members i had to deal with. The lawyer allocated for my case (Michael Kriewaldt) was extremely professional and handled the case very smoothly. Highly recommend their services.
  • May 2020

    I found Arthur Hambas & Katherine Boyles extremely professional & compassionate in my dealings with them. After telling Arthur that I felt the details surrounding my redundancy felt wrong he took on my case & secured me a better payout from my employer. I would not hesitate to recommend Mcdonald Murholme to anyone that has a feeling that something isn't quite right. I greatly appreciate everything you did.
  • April 2020

    The solicitors at the firm were very prompt and actioned my complaint against my employer very quickly. I obtained the result I wanted, in fact, I got a better result than what I had originally asked for. I was very pleased with the results and would highly recommend McDonald Murholme.
  • March 2020

    I would like to say that McDonald Murholme have treated me with nothing but professionalism and also great service. Trent, a principal in the firm is attentive to your needs and will ensure your case is handled with care and mindful consideration to all parameters involved.

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