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Matthew Parker

Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr. Parker is a labour, employment and safety lawyer. Mr. Parker assists clients across various disciplines including sporting clubs, registered clubs and companies in the construction, labour hire, mining, shipping, financial services and energy industries.

His experience covers a wide area of labour and employment law, including advising on all aspects of the employment relationship, collective bargaining, industrial disputes and employment based litigation. Mr Parker also assists clients with workplace safety issues including work health and safety and environmental compliance, workplace incidents and prosecutions.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • St John's Legal Centre, Darlinghurst pro bono volunteer
  • Law Society of New South Wales member
  • Assisting with the interpretation of employment contracts, preparing advice and resolving disputes before the Fair Work Commission and Industrial Relations Commission.
  • Advocating for various clients including commercial lenders and government departments in the Australian Supreme, District and Local Courts.
  • Assisting a national financial services provider with an unfair dismissal claim by a former employee;
  • Assisting large construction companies in providing advice in relation to compliance with safety and environmental legislation;
  • Advising a national sporting club on anti-discrimination compliance for junior competition organisers;
  • Advising a major manufacturer of compacting equipment on amending its codes of conduct to comply with legislative amendments; and
  • Assisting a client in the energy distribution industry in resolving an industrial dispute.