Employment Law & Industrial Relations
Since coming to the private Bar, Simon has also been involved in a number of industrial relations matters, including as junior counsel on behalf of the respondent in the Federal Magistrates Court matter of CFMEU v Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd  FMCA 487.
He has advised clients in relation to general protections and adverse action claims, discrimination claims, as well as in relation to offences under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (Cth) and the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012 (Cth). He has acted for both general employees and public servants.
In addition, Simon has acted for both employees and employers in actions involving restraint of trade, breach of fiduciary duty, breaches of the directors provision of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and recovery of intellectual property. See for example: Elders Rural Services Aust Ltd v Gooden (2014) QDC 105.
This has included pursuing injunctions on behalf of employers against competitors and prosecuting fast-tracked Federal Court proceedings including allegations of breach of contract, breach of the Corporations Act, tort of conspiracy and breach of fiduciary duty. Also, such matters have involved seeking recovery of expenditure and salary allegedly incurred outside the terms of a contract of employment.