Bianca Seeto

Partner, Solicitor, & Executive Manager – Accredited Specialist (Workplace Relations – QLD)

Bianca is Executive Manager of Citation Legal (including Citation Migration) as well as a Partner. Bianca is an Accredited Specialist in workplace relations law and currently sits on the Workplace Relations Specialist Accreditation Committee for the Queensland Law Society. Bianca has been providing clients with industrial relations and employment law advice for close to two decades and has special expertise in advising clients operating in the retail sector.

Before she joined Citation Legal, she worked for over a decade with the National Retail Association (NRA), where she gained experience in providing businesses in the retail, hospitality and fast-food industries with workplace advice and solutions. From 2010, she led the NRA’s employment team and set up its legal practice, and in 2012, she was appointed Deputy CEO of the NRA.

Bianca has worked with some of the largest retailers in the country and most of the household names in the fast-food space. She particularly enjoys working on projects where the workplace relations strategy positively affects workplace culture such as enterprise agreements. Every step of the process –not just the terms of the agreement itself – can be used either to facilitate change or to cement an already positive culture.

Bianca also has experience in advising the community services sector, having worked with a number of Parents and Citizens’ Associations in the Queensland State school system, while also serving as company secretary for P&Cs Queensland. Bianca currently sits on the Board of the Cannon Hill Anglican College in Brisbane.

At Citation Legal, Bianca’s areas of expertise are:

  • Negotiating and drafting enterprise agreements.
  • Advising on performance management issues and dismissal of employees including Executive terminations.
  • Advising on restructures and redundancies.
  • Advising and representing clients facing unfair dismissal, sexual harassment & discrimination, general protections and workplace bullying and wages claims.
  • Conducting large scale wage and leave audits.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Accredited Specialist, Workplace Relations (Queensland Law Society)