Mr. Phillips is one of Australia's most well known and high profile industrial lawyers who is consistently recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Chambers Asia-Pacific legal directory. He concentrates on collective labour relations and work health and safety prosecutions. Mr. Phillips acts for a broad range of clients predominantly in the construction, mining and electricity industries. His practice spans Australia having conducted industrial relations and work health and safety matters in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
Mr. Phillips' experience over 25 years has involved acting for both registered associations and large employers, giving him a unique insight into the drivers involved in a modern workplace. He is one of the few lawyers who has both prosecuted and defended work health and safety matters.
Mr. Phillips has been in practice for over 25 years in the area of labour and employment law. He is admitted in England and spent two years working in London for a large union while undertaking postgraduate study in that country.
Mr. Phillips was for five years the National Practice Group Leader of the Workplace Relations and Safety practice of an Australian firm.