Nicholas Ellery

Partner. Perth.

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Nicholas is known for pushing the boundaries. As a front line workplace relations lawyer, his name is linked with ground-breaking cases and high profile industrial disputes.

Nick regularly appears as counsel in the superior courts and tribunals for leading companies from a diverse range of industries including resources, construction, utilities, health, maritime, insurance and the government sector.

Nick has been recognised by his peers and the industry as one of the leading strategists and resolvers of disputes in his field.

Nicholas is known for pushing the boundaries. As a front line workplace relations lawyer, his name is linked with ground-breaking cases and high profile industrial disputes.

Nick regularly appears as counsel in the superior courts and tribunals for leading companies from a diverse range of industries including resources, construction, utilities, health, maritime, insurance and the government sector.

Nick has been recognised by his peers and the industry as one of the leading strategists and resolvers of disputes in his field.

“Best Lawyer - Government and Labour & Employment” Best Lawyers Peer Review
Nicholas Ellery

Nicholas' Expertise

  • Fortescue Strategic industrial relations and employment law advice. This included a key role in the successful negotiations for an enterprise agreement covering the entire workforce in the mine, port and rail operations in 2013.
  • Maritime industry Advises leading companies in the offshore oil and gas industry, such as Programmed Total Marine Services and many others, in relation to maritime industrial relations and safety issues. Successfully managed urgent legal responses to industrial action, advised on strategy for enterprise bargaining, safety incidents and many other issues in this complex and dynamic industry.
  • BP Working with BP on health and safety incidents, enterprise bargaining negotiations and employee conduct investigations.
  • Fair Work Building and Construction Conducting numerous Federal Court cases on behalf of this Federal Government regulator, against unions such as the militant CFMEU, alleging unlawful industrial action and other breaches of the Fair Work laws.
  • Ramsay Healthcare Supports Ramsay on complex contractual arrangements with medical specialists, enterprise bargaining with trade unions, acquisitions of new businesses and associated human resources issues.
  • Paspaley Pearls Advising Paspaley in relation to the Coroners Court and Worksafe investigation processes, following the death of a pearl diver in 2012.

What others say

  • “Perth Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013
  • “Best Lawyer - Labour & Employment” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2011-2014
  • “Preeminent Lawyer - Employment & Workplace Relations (WA)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2010-2013
  • “Best Lawyer - Government” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014

Nicholas' Thinking

  • Legal Compliance in Australia 2 March 2010
    As more and more companies invest overseas, the need for readily available, accurate, and detailed knowledge of labour and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions becomes an essential resource for employers and their counsel.
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Nicholas' Leadership

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth Partner-In-Charge, Perth
    Executive Leadership Team Member
  • Employment Law Centre of WA Board Member
  • Australian Labour Law Association Treasurer (National Committee)
  • Edith Cowan University Member (Law Program Consultative Committee)