Who we are

Our team of expert trainers have exceptional people skills and an enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

As experienced lawyers and , our trainers enjoy sharing their experience on how to conduct fair investigations.
or and arm your team with confidence to tackle the complex issues that arise during an investigation. Or arrange for us to conduct at your workplace.

Meet your trainers

Paula Hoctor

Principal & Workplace
Investigator

Corlia Roos

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader Qld

Kerryn Tredwell

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader NSW, Vic & SA

Susan Forder

Workplace Investigator

Belinda Copley

Workplace Investigator

Lisa Coffey

Workplace Consultant

Workplace Investigations: Principles and Practice

Own the essential guide for HR professionals, employment lawyers and workplace investigators. Edited by Paula Hoctor and Michael Robertson.
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Paula Hoctor

Principal & Workplace Investigator
BA LLB (Hons) LLM

The Specialist. The Leader. The Expert.

Leader in the field.

Paula Hoctor is a highly skilled, legally trained and exceptionally experienced workplace investigations specialist. Ten years’ experience as a legal practitioner primarily with Herbert Smith Freehills specialising in employment law has ensured national acknowledgement for Paula as a leader in this domain. Paula regularly conducts investigations and prepares findings of fact in relation to allegations of conflict of interest, harassment and bullying, sexual harassment, fraud, assault, discrimination and other misconduct. Paula also sits on the advisory committee of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI).

Public and private sector experience.

Paula’s investigations scope an extensive range of both private and public sector clients within Australia including health, higher education and financial services. National law firms such as Minter Ellison, Clayton Utz, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst regularly appoint Paula to conduct workplace investigations for their clients. As Principal of Q Workplace Solutions, Paula leads a national team of highly experienced workplace investigators.

Training specialist.

Paula is a specialist in providing practical workplace investigations training to those conducting investigations and those managing investigations.  An engaging and experienced trainer, Paula has a passion for sharing her knowledge with other professionals on conducting fair investigations, including fair treatment of participants.

A co-editor of the market-leading text, Workplace Investigations: Principles and Practice (LexisNexis Butterworths 2019), Paula is regularly called on to provide training to law firms, private and public sector employers, and present at industry conferences including the Australian Human Resources Institute, AAWI and the Bar Association of Queensland.

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Corlia Roos

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader Qld
BA LLB (Hons) MBA

The Big Picture. Knowledge in Practice.

Talented Achiever. Proven Ability.

A specialist in her field, Corlia Roos has been involved in managing, conducting or overseeing workplace investigations for over 18 years. An acknowledged authority on employment law, industrial and employee relations and human resource management, Corlia has valuable expertise in a broad range of investigative matters such as equal employment, discrimination, disciplinary and dismissal issues, and intensive reviews of internal human resource systems, structures and procedures.

The Big Picture. Knowledge in Practice.

During her impressive career, Corlia has worked extensively in people management practices in the Australian resources sector, focusing on the productivity of employer and employee relationships. Corlia’s broad senior executive level organizational knowledge is supplemented by her top tier legal experience in managing workplace related matters pertaining to employees.

Astute Educator.

In addition to her industry experience, Corlia trained in her early years as a university lecturer, and is an accomplished speaker and adult educator. Corlia has conducted numerous training seminars and workshops on workplace investigations throughout her time with Q Workplace Solutions, including one-day seminars to clients from varied industries and ad hoc training requested by employers, including in the financial services and transport sectors. Corlia is also regularly called on to present at industry conferences such as the 2019 Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators Conference in Sydney.

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Kerryn Tredwell

Workplace Investigator
Practice Leader NSW, Vic & SA
BA LLB (Hons)

Employment Law Expert. Trusted Professional.

Employment Law Expert.

An employment and labour law specialist, Kerryn Tredwell brings over two decades of legal experience, expertise and skill to conducting often highly sensitive workplace investigations for Q Workplace Solutions.

As a dedicated workplace investigations specialist, Kerryn draws on her background as Senior Associate and Partner in leading national and international law firms, where she managed numerous legal claims for clients including sexual harassment, discrimination, unfair dismissal and general protections. Kerryn’s experience spans industries ranging from financial services, insurance and technology to transport, manufacturing, health, film and media, for public and private sector clients.

Experienced Trainer and Presenter.

Kerryn has been described as an engaging and knowledgeable facilitator, and has conducted many training seminars across her career, including masterclasses in workplace investigations for Q Workplace Solutions. A skilled speaker and presenter, and never short of a war story or two, Kerryn is highly sought-after and has spoken at events and conferences across Australia including the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators national conference.

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Susan Forder

Workplace Investigator
BA(Hons) JD(Hons)

Skilled Investigator. Valuable Insight.

Broad Experience. Sensitive Approach.

Susan Forder’s impressive experience as an investigator spans a broad range of matters, from conflicts of interest, misconduct and breaches of competition and consumer law to discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. Susan specialises in large-scale, complex and detailed investigations requiring sensitivity and insight, particularly those involving vulnerable interviewees.

Industry Knowledge in Practice.

A former barrister specialising in commercial, workplace and administrative law, Susan has conducted investigations for numerous employers in both the public and private sector, including mining and resources companies, financial services, and the telecommunications industry. Susan’s tenure at Crown Law offered her the opportunity to gain valuable employment law experience advising and assisting numerous government departments in relation to workplace relations matters, including in health and education.

Talented Trainer.

A skilled communicator, Susan also has an extensive background in adult education and training. Susan was employed as a sessional tutor in legal studies at the University of Queensland during her time as a lawyer. At the invitation of the Queensland Law Society Susan provided a series of continuing professional development training sessions to the legal industry and its clients. Susan’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable training sessions are highly regarded by clients of Q Workplace Solutions.

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Belinda Copley

Workplace Investigator

LLB (Hons) BBus (InternatBus)
GradDip Legal Practice
Cert IV Training and Assessment
LLM (Continuing)

Accomplished Investigator. Broad Experience.

Accomplished Investigator.

An accomplished and experienced employment and workplace relations lawyer, Belinda Copley has spent over 15 years advising on and conducting workplace investigations. Prior to joining Q Workplace Solutions, Belinda’s experience has involved advising on an expansive range of workplace issues including unfair dismissal, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, victimisation, allegations of employee misconduct and adverse action claims. Belinda’s sensitive approach ensures sustainable and ongoing working relationships. As a skilled writer and published author, Belinda has also written articles and opinion pieces on aspects of workplace investigations and employee relations.

Facilitating learning through broad experience.

As an experienced trainer, Belinda is able to translate her broad industry experience into practical know-how when conducting workshops for Q Workplace Solutions. Belinda has an engaging facilitation style, and the ability to impart her expert knowledge through the use of real-world examples. She creates stimulating learning experiences, and encourages high-quality group participation, enhancing the learning experience of participants.

Lisa Coffey

Workplace Consultant
BA/LLB MLaw&Dev MBA

Relationships. Communication. Knowledge.

Seasoned Investigator.  

Lisa is an accomplished senior executive, with more than 13 years’ experience in conducting and advising on workplace investigations. Prior to joining Q Workplace Solutions, Lisa served as the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner and Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner in the Northern Territory, and was the Associate Commissioner, Investigations at New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commission. In these statutory roles and in her consulting work since, Lisa has conducted and overseen numerous workplace reviews and investigations into harassment and discrimination, workplace performance and conduct and whistle-blower complaints.

Facilitating learning on a practical and strategic level.

Lisa has designed and delivered training to a wide range of organisations on complaint handling, discrimination and harassment, and has worked with public and private sector organisations to review and develop complaint handling processes and procedures. Lisa’s extensive hands-on and management experience in workplace investigations places her in a unique position to provide practical as well as strategic insights to participants in our workshops. She is an animated and engaging presenter, focussed on practical application of learnings and passionate about improving the quality and management of workplace investigations in organisations. She offers participants best-practice advice which is also achievable in real-world settings, despite the time and cost limitations faced by most organisations.