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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Workplace Relations.




John is our head of employment and labour. He brings practical and strategic thinking to complex workplace issues and litigation.

Whether it‘s advising on national employment strategies, managing complicated workplace investigations for boards, developing industrial plans for multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects or assisting Royal Commissions, John possesses a unique perspective that can come only with extensive experience.

This is just one of the reasons why John has been trusted by State and Federal Governments and major Australian employers including Foster’s, Transfield, Boeing, Downer EDI, Brookfield Multiplex, Amcor and Australia Post.


Australian Human Resources Institute Member Industrial Relations Society of Victoria Member.

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Australia > Labour and employment

(Leading individuals)

John TuckCorrs Chambers Westgarth

Headed up from Melbourne by John Tuck, a specialist in workplace dispute and employment litigation, Corrs Chambers Westgarth is sought out by a host of major multinational corporates and financial institutions, as well as a number of universities and state governments. The team’s wide-ranging focus encompasses high-value infrastructure projects, serious investigations, terminations, and enterprise bargaining. In the Melbourne office, Paul Burns is noted for his expertise in corporate restructuring, while Graeme Watson is considered an authority on industrial relations. Sarah Clarke, also in Melbourne, focuses principally on workplace investigations and disputes. In Sydney, Jack de Flamingh possesses key expertise to in mining, construction and manufacturing sector matters, while Perth-based Anthony Longland handles complex change management processes. Kirsty Faichen joined as partner from Herbert Smith Freehills in November 2022.

Australia > Labour and employment: workplace health and safety (WHS)

The WHS group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth draws on its strong national presence (maintaining offices in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to advise a host of universities, state governments, financial institutions and multinational corporates – most notably in the construction, education, engineering, and mining and resources sectors. Steered from Melbourne by workplace dispute and employment litigation specialist John Tuck, the practice assists with matters ranging from strategic risk management, crisis and safety incidents and discrimination, bullying and harassment to regulatory compliance and prosecution and investigation response. Beyond Tuck, key names to note include labour relations strategist Nicholas Ellery in Perth and special counsel Marie Costa in Melbourne.