About Christopher

Christopher has extensive experience advising and representing both private and public sector clients. He specialises in contractual and enterprise agreement interpretation, enterprise agreement approval, discrimination, restructuring, and industrial relations.

Christopher also has experience appearing in the Fair Work Commission, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court and the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Experience

  • General protections and unfair dismissals
    Assisting public and private sector clients to defend general protections claims and unfair dismissal claims in the Fair Work Commission. This has included drafting responses, appearing at conciliation conferences, interviewing witnesses, drafting witness statements and drafting legal submissions.
  • Employment Law
    Advising public and private sector clients on a wide range of issues including general protections claims, bullying, unfair dismissal, restraint of trade, redundancy, award coverage, managing ill and injured employees and discrimination.
  • Employment contracts and independent contractor agreements.
    Employment contracts and independent contractor agreements.
  • Workplace investigations
    Providing advice to employers regarding the outcome and next steps following the investigation.
  • Enterprise agreement approvals
    Drafting and reviewing proposed enterprise agreements, drafting submissions to the Fair Work Commission and providing legal advice regarding approval requirements including the BOOT.

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