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Peter Lupson

Fax +61.3.9205.2055
Fax +61.8.9216.0901
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr. Lupson has more than 20 years of experience in labour and employment law. He acts for employers in the corporate and the public sectors and practices in the areas of employment law, industrial relations and equal opportunity law.

His employment law experience includes advising in unfair dismissal and adverse action claims, redundancies, employment contracts and agreements, senior executive employment, confidential information and restraint of trade. Mr. Lupson's labour law experience includes advising on enterprise bargaining, award interpretation, industrial action and union disputes, restructuring and organisational change and transmission of business. His equal opportunity law experience includes defending discrimination and sexual harassment claims. Mr. Lupson also advises on employment liability policies and risk management strategies.


  • "Leading" Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer in Doyle's Guide
  • "Best Lawyer - Employee Benefits Law, Labour and Employment Law and Occupational Health and Safety Law" in Best Lawyers Peer Review

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Centre of Employment and Labour Relations Law at the University of Melbourne, Advisory Board member
  • Industrial Relations Society of Victoria member
  • Australian Labour Law Association member
  • Pro-bono support to The Reach Foundation
  • Principal partner acting for the Central Highlands Region Water Authority (for more than 10 years) and Western Water and providing a full range of labour and employment law services. This includes advising on enterprise bargaining, union disputation, award interpretation, unfair dismissal and adverse action, VDPs and TSPs, senior executive employment, restructuring and organisational change, sexual harassment, and equal opportunity and discrimination. Mr. Lupson has also chaired investigation committees for the Central Highlands Region Water Authority. 
  • Advising a Victorian racing club on industrial disputes, discrimination matters, termination of employment and restructuring, enterprise bargaining agreements and award coverage, negotiating with unions during the course of industrial action. 
  • Advising an A-League football club on drafting senior executive contracts, coaching contracts and restructuring. 
  • Advising an AFL Club on negotiating and drafting senior executive and coaching contracts. 
  • Defending Victorian regional football clubs in relation to discrimination matters. 
  • Advising an Australian bulk logistics provider on transfer of business matters. 
  • Assisting a primary industry manufacturer with general employment issues including terminations of employment and defending unfair dismissal claims. 
  • Assisting a Victorian State owned corporation with 
    • representation at Fair Work Australia (now the Fair Work Commission) in responding to an application made by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) to deal with a dispute regarding redundancy payments 
    • successfully defending an unfair dismissal claim by a former employee at a hearing before Fair Work Australia 
    • advising on the most appropriate strategy to carrying out a proposed workplace restructure 
    • providing advice on and representation in negotiations relating to the departure of a senior executive. 
  • Acting for public and private hospitals directly and via VMIA on a range of matters including strategic workforce restructuring and terminations of senior employees. 
  • Acting for insurers and representing their insureds in Employment Practices Liability claims.