Sam Pandya

Portrait of Sam PandyaSam Pandya is the Managing Partner and founder of OpusRed.

Sam is a dual qualified solicitor in Australia and in the UK, having practised in London, Sydney and Melbourne before establishing OpusRed.

Sam is an experienced commercial lawyer with over 18 years’ experience in commercial and insolvency law and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator with LEADR & IAMA.

 

Prior to establishing OpusRed, Sam practised in large and medium sized law firms in London, Melbourne and Sydney and, prior to that, worked for the Insolvency Service (the UK’s equivalent to ASIC) in London. Sam’s experience working for an insolvency regulator has given him a unique insight into the regulatory issues facing corporate and private clients.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and an Accounting Finance and Economics degree (with Honours), giving him a distinct advantage when practising in commercial law.

Sam is also a Board Director and Councillor at the Law Institute of Victoria which advocates on behalf of the legal profession and the community on legislative changes and reforms. Sam has been a member of the Board since January 2015 and is also a member of the Audit Committee, Diversity Taskforce and International Law Section of the LIV. Sam is proud to be able to give back to the legal profession and the community.

Sam was also a Board Director of the Western Region Health Centre, now Co Health which brought valuable expertise and experience in community, health, education, and governance.

Sam is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator with LEADR and IAMA and undertakes mediations relating to commercial, insolvency and workplace disputes.

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of London

Bachelor of Accounting Finance and Economic (Hons), University of Essex

Nationally Accredited Mediator, LEADR and IAMA

Julie White

Portrait of Sam Pandya

Julie White is a Consultant of OpusRed.

Julie was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and has made her career as an employment lawyer and workplace investigator.  She has a wealth of experience advising private and public sector clients on workplace matters across a range of industries, including banking, manufacturing, education, health, professional services and government.

 

Prior to joining OpusRed Lawyers, Julie has worked in specialist employment law teams at respected large and boutique law firms in Melbourne and Sydney.

Julie has also practised in-house for the UK’s Government Legal Service, acting on behalf of government departments and agencies in employment litigation, which has given her deep insights into clients’ organisational and operational needs.  Julie is a dual qualified lawyer in Australia and the UK.

Julie is a highly skilled and experienced workplace investigator.  She has conducted investigations for private and public clients into complex complaints of workplace bullying, harassment, fraud and other allegations of misconduct and breaches of internal policies and procedures.

Julie provides strategic advice to employers on restructures, redundancies and terminations.  She also advises liquidators, administrators and receivers on employee entitlement issues, transmission of business, award and employment obligations.

Julie’s approach is to work actively with her clients to understand their organisations and to build their internal capability to meet the challenges of managing employees in contemporary, diverse workplaces.  She has a genuine passion for helping businesses and organisations to implement practical workplace solutions.

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne

Master of International Studies, University of Sydney