Harry is one of Australia’s most reputable Senior Counsel in Employment Law, Industrial Law and Work Health and Safety laws. He has been at the forefront of legal change, having successfully appeared in ground-breaking cases in his more than 43 years of legal practice.
Harry has appeared in some of Australia’s most significant industrial disputes and is consistently recognised in Doyles Guide as a “Pre-eminent” Senior Counsel in Employment and Work Health and Safety in Australia and in Who's Who Legal as foremost in Labour and Employment Law. In 2020 he was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Labour and Employment Law in the 2021 AFR Best Lawyers in Australia.
Other areas in which he practices include appellate, administrative, civil and human rights, discrimination, restraint of trade, and coronial inquests and inquiries.
Harry regularly advises and appears at both Federal and State level for a diverse range of long-standing clients, comprising many of Australia’s top 50 ASX-listed corporations.
The broad range of industries in which Harry’s practice extends includes aviation, banking and finance, construction, education, health, hospitality, hydrocarbons and gas, manufacturing, maritime, media, mining, retail, technology, telecommunications and transport. He has also acted for a range of employer associations across these industries. He provides unparallelled representation defending prosecutions with respect to a broad range of industrial and mining accidents, including incidents resulting in fatalities in a variety of jurisdictions.
Maintaining a true national practice, Harry regularly represents clients in all Australian States, including the Western Australian and Federal Governments. Notably, Harry has been involved in recent developments with respect to the termination of enterprise agreements post their nominal expiry dates resulting in the expansion of the provisions available under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and advising in respect of the remedies available for adverse action under that Act. He regularly delivers papers on topical developments in his areas of practice, including work health and safety, prevention of industrial action, the award-making and variation powers of industrial tribunals and workplace rights and accessorial liability. Harry is also a qualified mediator.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Administrative Law
- Civil & Human Rights Discrimination
- Employment Law
- Industrial Law
- Inquests,Royal Commissions and Statutory Tribunals
- OH&S/Work Health and Safety
- Restraint of Trade