Partner, DLA Piper
For more than 20 years, Rick has advised leading private and public sector clients in the complex area of workplace relations, discrimination, employment & occupational health and safety (OHS) law.
His experience covers the full spectrum of industrial relations, employment and discrimination litigation, in addition to advising on the management of employee issues, including in relation to corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions. He brings an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Australian regulatory framework and combines excellent technical and analytical skills to help organisations to minimise their legal exposure and achieve their desired commercial outcomes.
Rick has advised on a number of significant industrial disputes in the former Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) and regularly appears in the Fair Work Commission on behalf of his clients which range from public hospitals, tertiary institutions and Victorian and Federal Government departments to private companies in the electricity, health, manufacturing and labour hire industries.
Rick’s additional experience in privacy legislation and OHS gives him a complete understanding of workplace grievances and issues, enabling him to bring an innovative, holistic solution to problems. His breadth of knowledge in this area also enables him to bring a strategic focus to regulatory compliance issues.
Rick leads the Melbourne Employment team.