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Samantha Mangwana

Practice Leader | Special Counsel - Employment Law

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Location: Sydney CBD
Joined: 2019

Practice Area(s)
  • Employment Law
Memberships and Associations
  • Admitted in New South Wales
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • City of Sydney Law Society

Samantha Mangwana
Practice Leader | Special Counsel - Employment Law

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Samantha Mangwana leads Shine Lawyers’ Executive Employment and Partnership practice, focusing on delivering specialist advice to senior executives and partners.

Samantha is highly experienced, having advised employers as well as individuals – which gives her a valuable insight into how to get the right outcomes. Prior to working at Shine, she was a Partner at the leading firms in London advising individual senior executives and partners, predominantly from the legal and financial services sectors. Her experience included working on some of the highest profile City discrimination and whistleblowing cases.

“Successful business leaders don’t expect to find themselves in conflict at work – it can feel alarming, and very alone. My motivation and focus is to restore that sense of control by getting my clients back on top, as smoothly as possible.”

Often acting for senior people in crisis situations – contentious disputes including restraints of trade, discrimination, whistleblowing, and high-value exits – Samantha understands the pressures her clients are facing, and the priority of protecting reputations. Less visibly, she also frequently advises in the background on sensitive negotiations, as well as on general points of contract and partnership law for clients moving into new roles.

Opponents have complimented Samantha for her thoroughness and "eye for detail", while clients appreciate her responsiveness and clarity. Ranked as a leading lawyer over consecutive years, the independent Legal 500 directory states: “Samantha Mangwana draws on extensive experience in partnership litigation involving partner discrimination and whistleblowing claims”. Her ranking as a leading individual in partnership law last year also highlighted Samantha’s "very strong expertise in discrimination cases" and her "superb manner" as a senior executive employment law specialist.

Samantha frequently appears as a broadcast media commentator on employment and discrimination law issues, on TV and radio, as well as providing expert opinion in the mainstream media and legal press. She has also dedicated her time as Trustee/Director of a leading equality NGO campaigning for law reform.

To find out more about Samantha and how she can help you, contact our Sydney branch.

Information on our general Employment Law services appears here.

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