Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, 1993

EXPERIENCE

  • Negotiating enterprise agreements for a large consumer goods manufacturer and dealing with defence of industrial action and advising on proactive industrial strategies.
  • Successfully upholding that the expiry of a sixed term contract renewed several times was not a termination of employment in an unfair dismissal case for a large consumer goods manufacturer.
  • Providing road maps and high-level employment and health and safety developments manuals for a leading US global technology company.
  • Defending high profile general protections claims against members of Parliament.
  • Advising government in relation to industrial relations issues in various rail projects.
  • Negotiating enterprise agreements with employees and their unions and dealing with disputes over enterprise agreements in health and government sectors.
  • Advising a large Australian airplane manufacture on industrial relations strategies in relation to its expansions, including identifying and establishing its key industrial relations objectives and framework.
  • Conducting sensitive internal investigations for a number of public hospitals involving fraud and financial concealment.
  • Defending a range of reasonable adjustment cases brought against public hospitals.
  • Defending more than 100 COVID-19 related unfair dismissal and general protections claims for public hospitals.
  • Conducting comprehensive workplace audits of clients as part of compliance requirements for their customers
  • Advising on industrial action and disputes with bus companies in Queensland in connection with the renegotiation of their new enterprise agreements.
Education

    Recognitions

    Best Lawyers Australia

  • Labour and Employment Law (2014-2024 ed)
  • Chambers Australia

  • Employment: Victoria – Rank 5 (2024)
  • Legal 500

  • Labour and Employment (2018-2024 ed)
  • Who’s Who Legal (WWL)

  • Labour, Employment & Benefits – Recommended (2024)
  • Connect

    Phone

    +61 3 9274 5810
    (Work, Melbourne)