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Ian is a Partner in our Employment Advisory Team. An employment law expert for over 30 years, Ian has built a strong practice in all aspects of industrial relations and labour law, particularly relating to the Australian Industrial Relations system in its National and State jurisdictions.

His expertise covers strategic advice from planning to completion, including; employment contracts, equal opportunity, company policies, restructuring, acquisitions and outsourcing, negotiation of Workplace agreements, industrial dispute resolution, OH&S, Superannuation and compliance with Codes and legislation.

Ian holds degrees in Law and Commerce from Melbourne University, and is admitted to practise in all States, as well as the Federal and High Courts of Australia. He has sat on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne University Centre of Labour Law and was a legal consultant to the Richmond Football Club Limited.

Specific assignments

  • The establishment and development of companies such as Toys R Us, Borders and TicketMaster in Australia.
  • Civil Contractors Association on industry awards, enterprise agreements, site and subcontractor agreements, union rights and employer rights and liabilities, government Codes, OH&S and compliance, commercial contract drafting and obligation.
  • “Pattern” bargaining negotiations and advocacy for automotive & metal manufacturing companies such as Denso and Araco.
  • Necessary negotiation, advocacy and advice in major building & construction sites such as the construction of the Orica chlorine plant, the installation of multi million dollar computerised printing presses in the new “AGE” building and the Shell upgrade of its refineries in VIC and NSW and the CSR refurbishment of its plant in Yarraville.