Office Address

Phone Number

+61 3 9672 3257

Mobile Number

+61 434 181 323

Fax Number

+61 3 9672 3010

Email Address


Rebecca Moore
+61 3 9672 3197

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Main Office Address

Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Australia

Office Locations

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

Firm Phone Number

+61 3 9672 3000

Firm Fax Number

+61 3 9672 3010

Personal Background

John is a partner in the Corrs Litigation and Workplace Relations division and is one of the leading practitioners in industrial relations, employment and safety in Australia. He was described as a leading Employment lawyer by Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2012 & 2013.

John provides strategic advice dealing with all aspects of workplace relations. He has particular expertise in the areas of workplace agreement making and bargaining, employment strategies, industrial relations planning for major projects and managing industrial disputation. 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 major employers, including: Australia Post, Boeing, Seven Network, Foster’s Group, DMG Nova. BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, WorleyParsons, Brunel Energy, Treasury Wine Estates and the Australian Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

In addition to providing strategic advice dealing with all aspects of workplace relations, John also provides specialist advocacy services having appeared as counsel in a number of major industrial cases for major corporations and the Commonwealth Government.

Previously John was a member of the Victorian Bar and lectured at Monash University.

Firm Background

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is a premium independent law firm based in Australia, with strong international alliances. Its key partnering relationships throughout Asia-Pacific and globally allow the firm to pursue strategic outcomes for corporations and government nationally and across borders.

Corrs is committed to providing legal advice grounded in commercial understanding. Moving beyond the traditional legal needs of clients, the firm works to gain an intimate knowledge of wider industry and business issues. Lawyers support clients with market relevant advice and insight for high level decision making.

As one of Australia’s best recognised firms, Corrs is proud of its reputation for excellence. Its lawyers are consistently involved in some of the largest and most significant transactions in Australia and globally.

Corrs is ideally placed to meet the needs of clients with cross-border transactions and projects. The firm is noted for its extensive involvement in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and India, and has established strong connections with regulators, government, policy makers and trade agencies. Corrs sits at the fore of business and policy development and is focused on facilitating transactions at every level throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific and internationally.

Corrs lawyers further strengthen global ties through the firm’s leading international secondment program.

Firm Practice Areas

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, China, Climate Change, Communications & Technology, Competition & Regulatory, Corporate, Energy & Resources, Environment & Planning, Financial Services, Global Regulatory, Government, Health, India, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Major Projects & Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Property & Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax, Workplace Relations.