Our Employment Team

Meet Our Team

We've brought together a team of problem solvers driven to achieve the best possible results. We take the time to understand your unique concerns, challenges, and goals. With this knowledge, we work alongside you to find a way forward.

Agnes Kemenes

CEO of NoBorders Law Group

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Agnes Kemenes

CEO of NoBorders Law Group

Agnes Kemenes, the founder and CEO of NoBorders Law Group has been a successful migration advocate since 1998. Her rich experience in assisting individuals and businesses to achieve their migration goals stems from her own journey as a migrant.

Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Agnes arrived in Australia in 1987 without knowing English or having any connections in the country. Her personal experiences, including overcoming ‘Migration Syndrome’ and establishing her own migration practice in 1998 through dedication and hard work, give her unique insight into her clients’ situations.

In 2010, Agnes was a finalist in the Queensland Ethnic Business Awards. Her passion for people and Australia, combined with her professional and legal knowledge, resulted in a steady stream of clientele, primarily through referrals from satisfied clients. While managing a thriving practice, Agnes completed her legal studies at the Queensland University of Technology, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree and gaining admission as a lawyer.

Agnes also participates in various corporate and political functions, where she voices her opinions on Australia’s migration policy and establishes corporate alliances for her clients’ benefit. Known for her charisma, empathy, and innovative thinking, Agnes is dedicated to assisting clients throughout the migration process. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member No. 004.

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  • commercial
  • employment
  • migration
  • property
Jonathan Mamaril

Director NB Employment Law

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Jonathan Mamaril

Director NB Employment Law

Jonathan Mamaril is the director of NB Employment Law, focusing on providing practical value to clients. He advises on all aspects of employment law, including enterprise agreements, collective bargaining, and interpretation of modern awards. Jonathan has represented clients in unfair dismissal, general protections, and discrimination matters, from conciliation conferences to arbitration in the Fair Work Commission.

Prior to joining NB Employment Law, Jonathan worked as an Industrial Officer for a Trade Union and advised small to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations on all aspects of employment law at a mid-tier Brisbane-based law firm.

Jonathan regularly presents at seminars, conferences, workshops, and summits for industry associations, business owners, human resource professionals, boards, and executives. He is frequently consulted by media outlets, such as the Sydney Morning Herald, IntheBlack, ABC News, RPM, Property Observer, The Real Estate Conversation, and News.com.au, for his expert commentary on legislation changes and significant cases.

In addition to his professional commitments, Jonathan serves on the board of the non-profit organisation, The Foundation of Student Horizons, which helps disadvantaged youth in Australia and New Zealand realise their dreams through group travel and experiential learning. He is also a member of the Queensland Malt Whisky Society and Australasian Interim Executive Association.

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Michelle Chadburn

Senior Associate

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Michelle Chadburn

Senior Associate

Michelle is a seasoned Senior Associate at NB Employment Law, bringing with her a wealth of experience in employment and workplace health and safety laws across Australia.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology, complemented by a Bachelor of Behavioural Studies from the University of Queensland. Her academic background has provided her with a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape, enabling her to serve her clients effectively.

Before joining NB Employment Law, Michelle gained valuable experience working with an employer association, the Fair Work Ombudsman, Crown Law (Workplace Relations), and several mid-tier firms.

Her expertise spans all aspects of employment law, work health and safety, discrimination law, and industrial relations. She represents clients in defending against unfair dismissals and general protections, drafts employment contracts, contractor agreements, and workplace policies. Additionally, she advises clients on managing ill and injured employees, genuine redundancies, and performance management of employees.

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Darren Taylor

Associate

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Darren Taylor

Associate

Darren Taylor is an Associate in the NB Employment Law team, bringing a broad background in Employment Law, Workers Compensation, and Litigation. Darren holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, equipping him with strong theoretical knowledge to complement his practical experience.

Darren advises clients on a wide spectrum of Employment Law issues, including unfair dismissals, general protections, managing injured and ill employees, anti-discrimination and sexual harassment complaints and investigations, disciplinary actions, and assistance with drafting enterprise agreements and associated negotiations. His expertise also extends to union right of entry, and general drafting of appropriate policy and procedures and contracts of employment.

Before joining NB Employment Law (formerly NB Lawyers), Darren worked for law firms that provided employment law advice directly to employers in the chamber movement in Queensland. He was also employed with the Workers’ Compensation Regulator in Queensland. In these roles, Darren regularly presented Employment Law Sessions at Chamber Roadshows across Queensland and provided training to employers and their staff.

This wealth of experience positions Darren well to advise clients on the traps and pitfalls associated with Employment and Industrial law. He is passionate about offering advice that is both practical and instructive, ensuring his clients are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape.

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Dan Chen

Associate

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Dan Chen

Associate

Dan Chen is a fluent Mandarin speaker and an Associate in the Employment Law team at NB Employment Law (formerly NB Lawyers). His diverse experience ranges from industrial relations consulting to working with major financial institutions, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape.

Prior to joining NoBorders Law Group, Dan served as an Industrial Relations Consultant, where he advised on employee termination, performance management, Award analysis, and Enterprise Agreements. This experience has equipped him to handle a wide range of employment law matters effectively.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce degree from the University of Queensland (UQ) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Further enhancing his credentials, he has also undergone additional training in the area of Industrial Relations.

In addition to his expertise in employment law, Dan has extensive experience in conveyancing matters, mortgage securitisation, and consents. He has notably worked on developing procedures for the PEXA e-conveyancing system, showcasing his ability to adapt to new legal technologies.

Passionate about his work, Dan is committed to providing comprehensive advice that empowers clients to make informed decisions. His unique blend of experiences and dedication to client service make him a valued member of the NoBorders Law Group team.

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David Pawley

Lawyer

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David Pawley

Lawyer

David is a Lawyer in the Employment Law team at NB Lawyers with previous experience working as an Industrial Advocate from early 2021. David has advocated for both employers and employees, providing advice in particular areas such as discrimination, dismissals, wage theft and employment-related disputes.
During his time as an Industrial Advocate, David appeared in more than 60 conciliations across the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, achieving strong outcomes for many of his clients.
David holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Southern Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law Queensland.
When not at work David enjoys expanding his knowledge of the guitar, playing tennis and is an active volunteer with the Queensland Bar Association.

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Joe Ramanlal

Business Development Executive

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Joe Ramanlal

Business Development Executive

Joe joins the NB Employment Law team with over 5 years of hands-on business to business sales experience and possesses a deep understanding of the challenges business owners face in navigating the ever-changing landscape of employment relations and nurturing the growth of their business.

Prior to joining NB Employment Law, Joe worked within Employment Relations and WHS across Australia and New Zealand. With a ‘help first, sell second’ approach, Joe engages our clients with the fond respect that they are experts within their business and deserve to be paired with experts in the field of employment relations to ensure fairness in the workplace and business success.

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Grace Allaway

Paralegal

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Grace Allaway

Paralegal

Grace is a Paralegal at NB Employment Law. Grace is currently completing her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) whilst working full-time at NoBorders Law Group within NB Employment Law. Grace has found her passion within employment law, initially being introduced to the IR law world within a Case Manager position at an Industrial Association advocating for employees.

Grace has since continued to develop her skills and is committed to providing top results for all employers. Assisting Senior Associate Michelle Chadburn, Grace is passionate about helping employers navigate the full range of employment law queries and issues, including unfair dismissals, general protections, employment and more. When not at work, Grace enjoys spending her time making and viewing visual art, brunching with friends, and collecting all things pink!

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Shanice Desilva

Marketing Assistant

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Shanice Desilva

Marketing Assistant
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  • commercial
  • employment
  • migration
  • property
Vanessa Williams

Marketing Director

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Vanessa Williams

Marketing Director
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  • commercial
  • employment
  • migration
  • property
Maurizza Miranda

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Maurizza Miranda

Digital Marketing Specialist
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  • commercial
  • employment
  • migration
  • property

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