Kerry is a senior industrial and workplace relations lawyer, with experience in complex disputes, investigations and advice matters. Kerry has worked in several in-house legal teams in NSW and Commonwealth government departments, including the Fair Work Ombudsman, before entering private practice.
An experienced litigator and advocate, Kerry’s areas of practice includes the full range of employment, industrial, discrimination and safety law as well as local government, information access and administrative review matters.
Kerry has assisted clients in a broad range of industries, including state and local government, banking and finance, child care, health and aged care, education, banking and finance.
Through his work as a non-executive director, Kerry has gained invaluable knowledge of governance, risk, audit and change management which means that he provides pragmatic and realistic advice to clients.
Acting for a local council in defence of a breach of contract claim in the NSW Supreme Court commenced by a former general manager.
Acting for a large construction business against a Federal Circuit Court claim for age discrimination and adverse action in the redundancy of employees commenced by the CFMMEU.
Acting on behalf of state government agencies in defence of unfair dismissal proceedings in the Fair Work Commission.
Health and Safety
Acting for a scuba training provider in defence of a SafeWork NSW prosecution in the District Court of NSW, following a fatality.
Successfully defending a complex sexual harassment and disability discrimination claim against a large employer in the Federal Court.
Advising a local council in a complex matter about release of government information and obligations under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW).