Office Address

Phone Number

+61 3 9672 3257

Mobile Number

+61 434 181 323

Fax Number

+61 3 9672 3010

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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. We work with our clients as true partners in their business. We bring insight, innovation and agility to create success for them on a global stage.

Corrs has a strong history spanning more than 170 years but we are firmly focussed on creating opportunities for our clients in the rapidly changing business landscape of today and tomorrow. Our vision as a world class law firm is to drive Australia's competitiveness and its economic engagement with Asia.

We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth as well as a strong partnering relationships throughout the Asia Pacific region and worldwide. Our independence and our network of the world’s best independent firms provide a competitive advantage for our clients. That gives us the flexibility to deliver the most effective and expert solution for their international needs.

Corrs is led by our Chief Executive Officer, John W.H. Denton and Chairperson, Teresa Handicott.

Our clients want a different type of law firm that is strategic, creative, flexible and able to work in their worlds. These are the qualities that characterise and differentiate our people - world class lawyers who are prepared to think big and do things differently.

With more than 600 lawyers, including 120 partners, our people are consistently recognised for world class services and results. This year, 57 of our partners and special counsel were named leading lawyers in Chambers Asia Pacific and Global Guides and 129 were listed as Best Lawyers in the annual Best Lawyers peer review.

We have built a culture of collaboration and excellence in which each person is encouraged, supported and trained to be world class. This is the key to excellent results for our people and our clients.

Our commitment to our people has made us a much sought-after employer. We are consistently recognised as an Employer of Choice, and are the only large national law firm to be awarded ALB Gold Employer of Choice two years in a row – as voted by our staff in an independent national survey.

Our Global Network

Corrs has invested in building and maintaining close working relationships with leading law firms throughout Asia Pacific and worldwide. By not being locked into one legal service provider, we connect with the best lawyers internationally to meet our clients’ specific needs.

We have the flexibility and agility to source expert international practitioners who are truly the best fit for each individual client and matter.

Our legal network covers the US, UK, Asia Pacific, Canada and more. We are focused on facilitating cross border transactions at every level throughout Asia Pacific, Australia and internationally.

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.