FOLLETT, Matthew

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FOLLETT, Matthew


Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Contract
  • Employment/Industrial
  • Equal Opportunity/Discrimination
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Trade Practices

Matthew is a leading industrial relations and employment barrister with extensive experience acting for many of Australia's largest companies in all jurisdictions. Matthew has a national practice and appears for clients across Australia in all areas of industrial and employment law, including an extensive appellate practice.

Matthew has particular experience in the building and construction, infrastructure, maintenance and engineering, mining, oil and gas, airlines, maritime, stevedoring, vehicle and the metal/electrical trades industries, as well as with a broad range of State and Federal Government agencies and instrumentalities.

Before joining the Bar in 2008, Matthew was a Senior Associate at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) in its Employee Relations Group. Matthew spent 2003 as Associate to Senior Deputy President Cartwright of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, based in Sydney.

Matthew was named as “preeminent” in the category of Junior Counsel in the Doyle’s Guide, Leading Employment & Industrial Relations Barristers – Melbourne 2016 and in the Leading Employment and WHS Barristers - Melbourne 2017.

Major cases include:

High Court of Australia

Esso Australia Pty Ltd v AWU; AWU v Esso Australia Pty Ltd [2016] HCATrans 311

Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

CFMEU v ABCC [2016] FCAFC 184

Qube Ports Pty Ltd v McMaster [2016] FCAFC 123;

Regional Express Holdings Ltd v AFAP [2016] FCAFC 147

Australian Mines and Metals Association Inc v Maritime Union of Australia [2016] FCAFC 71; (2016) 242 FCR 210

Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Australian Workers’ Union [2016] FCAFC 72; (2016) 258 IR 396;

ABCC v CFMEU [2016] FCAFC 169

Maritime Union of Australia v Fair Work Commission [2015] FCAFC 56; (2015) 230 FCR 15;

CFMEU v Director of the FWBII [2014] FCAFC 101; (2014) 225 FCR 210;

State of Victoria v CFMEU [2013] FCAFC 160; (2013) 218 FCR 172;

ABCC v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 93; (2012) 203 FCR 345;

JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd v FWA [2012] FCAFC 53; (2012) 201 FCR 297;

Australian Industry Group v FWA (No 2) [2012] FCAFC 138; (2012) 228 IR 68

Australian Industry Group v FWA [2012] FCAFC 108; (2012) 205 FCR 339;

Federal Court of Australia

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v AMWU and Ors (The Australian Paper Case) [2017] FCA 167

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v CFMEU and Ors (The Kane Constructions Case) [2017] FCA 168

Simpson v Secretary, Department of Employment [2017] FCA 9

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU (No 2) [2016] FCA 436;

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU (The Yarra’s Edge Case) [2016] FCA 772

Regional Express Holdings Ltd v AFAP [2016] FCA 367

Murdoch University v NTEIU [2016] FCA 1151

Qube Ports Pty Ltd v McMaster [2016] FCA 59;

IEUA v Australian International Academy of Education Inc [2016] FCA 686;

IEUA v Australian International Academy of Education Inc [2016] FCA 140;

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU (No 2) (The Red & Blue Case) [2015] FCA 1462

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU (The Red & Blue Case) [2015] FCA 1125; (2015) 254 IR 200

McMaster v Qube Ports Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 1385; (2015) 331 ALR 439

Esso Australia Pty Ltd v AWU [2015] FCA 758; (2015) 253 IR 304

Australian Mines and Metals Association Inc v MUA [2015] FCA 677; (2015) 251 IR 75

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU [2015] FCA 47; (2015) 323 ALR 294

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU [2014] FCA 1373;

Director of the FWBII v CFMEU [2014] FCA 770;

Dickson v Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd (No 2) [2014] FCA 1329;

Dickson v Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 1134;

Kwefio-Okai v Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (No 2) [2014] FCA 1124;

Kwefio-Okai v Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 854;

AMWU v Visy Packaging Pty Ltd (No 3) [2013] FCA 525; (2013) 216 FCR 70

CFMEU v Mammoet Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2012] FCA 1404; (2012) 209 FCR 123

CFMEU v Mammoet Australia Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 850; (2012) 206 FCR 135

CJ Manfield Pty Ltd v CEPU [2012] FCA 253;

Helal v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd (No 3) [2011] FCA 1344; (2011) 285 ALR 281

Helal v McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd [2010] FCA 1462; (2010) 193 FCR 213

Telstra Corporation Ltd v CPSU [2008] FCA 1421

Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission

Bristow Helicopters Australia Pty Ltd v AFAP [2017] FWCFB 487;

MUA v MMA Offshore Logistics Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 660

United Voice v MSS Security Pty Ltd [2017] FWCFB 651;

Qantas Airways Ltd v Dawson [2017] FWCFB 41;

MMA Offshore Vessel Operations Pty Ltd v MUA [2016] FWCFB 3957

Australian Taxation Office v Shamir [2016] FWCFB 4185; (2016) 261 IR 176

Groote Eylandt Mining Company Pty Ltd v CFMEU [2016] FWCFB 2432

CFMEU v Fair Work Commission [2016] FWCFB 2262; (2016) 261 IR 1

Lloyd & Co Pty Ltd v Suttie [2016] FWCFB 144; (2016) 257 IR 1

Kentz (Australia) Pty Ltd v CEPU [2016] FWCFB 2019;

SSX Services Pty Ltd v AWU [2015] FWCFB 3964; (2015) 250 IR 377

CEPU v Utilities Management Pty Ltd [2015] FWCFB 3240;

Esso Australia Pty Ltd v AWU [2015] FWCFB 210;

Re Maritime Union of Australia [2014] FWCFB 1973; (2014) 241 IR 216;

RACV Road Service Pty Ltd v AMWU [2014] FWCFB 1629;

Parks Victoria v AWU [2013] FWCFB 950; (2013) 234 IR 242

Re GJE Pty Ltd [2013] FWCFB 1705; (2013) 232 IR 10;

NTEIU v Monash University [2013] FWCFB 5982

Full Bench of Fair Work Australia

CJ Manfield Pty Ltd v CEPU [2012] FWAFB 3534; (2012) 222 IR 457

FWA v Schweppes Australia Pty Ltd [2012] FWAFB 7858; (2012) 226 IR 236;

CEPU v CJ Manfield Pty Ltd [2011] FWAFB 6845; (2011) 213 IR 389

Australian Industry Group v ADJ Contracting Pty Ltd [2011] FWAFB 6684; (2011) 213 IR 165

CFMEU v Moyle Bendale Timber Pty Ltd [2011] FWAFB 6761; (2011) 213 IR 157

Ballarat Truck Centre Pty Ltd v Kerr [2011] FWAFB 5645; (2011) 212 IR 277;

JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd v TWU [2011] FWAFB 3377; (2011) 210 IR 231;

Technip Oceania Pty Ltd v Tracey [2011] FWAFB 6551;

Barton v GM Holden Ltd [2011] FWAFB 7604;

Webb v RMIT University [2011] FWAFB 8336

Coles Group Supply Chain Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers [2011] FWAFB 2425; (2011) 208 IR 44

Ziogas v Telstra Corporation Ltd [2010] FWAFB 2664; (2010) 195 IR 286;


 

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