Amy Parry

Amy Parry is a Senior Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright who works exclusively in employment and industrial relations law.

Her technical skills particularly shine in litigation, known by both peers and clients for her proficiency, approachability, and commercial mindset. In recognition of this, Amy was a finalist for the 2023 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year award.

Amy nurtures the professional development of junior lawyers and graduates and is a valued mentor to those around her. Amy is an advocate for the advancement of women in law, demonstrated through her participation in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She aspires to amplify the voice of women in law throughout her career.

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

With any employment relationship, comes disputes. With best intentions, sometimes employers get it wrong. It’s my job to assist employers to get it right. This may see me assisting with the resolution of litigious disputes, and advising employers in setting up their organisations so they are compliant with employment standards.

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

Expression, Inclusion, and Perspective.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

We all need to be courageous to challenge perspectives and advocate for those that offer a different one.  There is no one size fits all for legal problems, so the same can be said for those working in the legal industry. We need to listen to our colleagues and peers who each offer their own diverse thinking.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

Time for the people that champion these perspectives to rise to the top of influential positions and organisations.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

Learning that it was an industry where I could combine intellectual skill with problem solving, and my year 12 Legal Studies teacher telling me it was right up my alley!