Jack de Flamingh

Partner. Sydney.

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Jack de Flamingh

Jack is widely recognised as a leader in employment and workplace relations (Chambers Asia Pacific, AFR Best Lawyers Peer Review, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Doyles Guide).

Working closely with clients, Jack is noted for his outstanding legal knowledge and the understanding he brings to matters across a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, construction and tertiary education sectors. 

Jack provides employers with strategic industrial relations advice, including the development of IR strategies and the negotiation and interpretation of industrial instruments.  Jack regularly appears in the Fair Work Commission, and helps clients resolve collective and individual employee disputes.   Jack’s advice is practical, commercial and focussed on long term workplace outcomes.

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Jack is widely recognised as a leader in employment and workplace relations (Chambers Asia Pacific, AFR Best Lawyers Peer Review, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Doyles Guide).

Working closely with clients, Jack is noted for his outstanding legal knowledge and the understanding he brings to matters across a range of industries including mining, manufacturing, construction and tertiary education sectors. 

Jack provides employers with strategic industrial relations advice, including the development of IR strategies and the negotiation and interpretation of industrial instruments.  Jack regularly appears in the Fair Work Commission, and helps clients resolve collective and individual employee disputes.   Jack’s advice is practical, commercial and focussed on long term workplace outcomes.

Jack has expertise in workplace health and safety and is focussed on advising employers, senior managers and directors on WHS compliance. He is also experienced in responding to safety incidents, managing safety investigations, dealing with regulatory authorities and conducting legal proceedings. Jack advises and appears in Coronial inquests, and conducts WHS training.

Jack is a regular contributor of employment law articles for the Law Society of NSW Journal, and an author of LexisNexis Guidance Notes.

“Outstanding and incisive lawyer...responsive, reliable and a pleasure to work with” University of New South Wales
Jack de Flamingh

Jack's Expertise

  • Advising coal mine employers including Xstrata Coal Advising a number of large employers in the coal mining industry in respect of a range of industrial law issues associated with workplace agreement negotiations, including in successfully concluding a number of enterprise agreements, industrial disputes, individual and employee grievances, and successfully defending proceedings and a Federal Court appeal alleging underpayment of monies. Jack appeared in proceedings to successfully defend a union application to vary an enterprise agreement, and resolved the uncertainty in his client’s favour. He has also advised on restructures and retrenchments across a number of mines and other industries.
  • Protecting directors and senior managers from personal prosecution Advising directors and senior managers of a leading public company in responding to “show-cause” letters concerning potential prosecution under the Occupational Health and Safety 2000 (NSW). Prosecutions were not commenced as a result of the submissions made. Jack also advises on the implementation of corporate governance structures, and WHS systems, to protect directors and senior managers from WHS prosecution. He has worked with Boards and Executive Teams of a number of large companies to assist them meet their workplace health and safety obligations.
  • Industrial matters for University of New South Wales Advising the University of New South Wales on a range of industrial matters, including its enterprise agreement negotiations and effective response actions to protected industrial action. Jack successfully appeared in proceedings that shaped the law in a number of areas relevant to enterprise agreement making.
  • Acting for Serco Australia Pty Ltd Advising Serco on a range of high profile matters, including coronial inquests into deaths at Villawood Immigration Detention Centre. Jack works closely with senior management on issues affecting their operations, and assisted with applying the new workplace health and safety laws in conjunction with other stakeholders.

Jack's Leadership

  • LexisNexis Guidance Notes Author
  • Law Society of New South Wales Member
  • Employment Law Conferences Regular Speaker at Tonkin conferences, ALB Masterclass, Adventedge presentations and UNSW (Centre for Continuing Legal Education), Akolade
  • Australian Labour Law Association Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Employee Benefits Law and Occupational Health & Safety Law” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014-2018
  • “Best Lawyer - Labour & Employment” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013-2018
  • “Very easy-going and an excellent communicator, reading his audience well
    Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2016
  • “Specialises in labour law and health and safety issues, and has been active of late advising leading players in the resources sector on various matters” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2015
  • “Leading Lawyer - Employment” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2012-2015
  • “Clients highlight Jack's willingness to 'take the time to get to know our business and how we approach issues,' adding that he is a 'really pragmatic lawyer'” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • “Praised for his health and safety expertise and client-focused approach” Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2013
  • “Provides a ‘balanced view’” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2012/13
  • “Jack is an outstanding and incisive lawyer who combines his exceptional legal skills with a practical and good humoured approach. Importantly, he has taken the time to understand our organisation and how it operates. He is responsive, reliable and a pleasure to work with. As a large and public institution, we have had exposure to large number of lawyers over the years but without doubt Jack is our lawyer of choice for workplace relations.” David Ward, Director Human Resources, University of New South Wales

Jack's Thinking