John-Anthony is an employment and safety lawyer who is committed to providing ‘no nonsense solutions’ for workplace issues faced by Employers, local government and executives alike. He is also passionate about educating and enhancing his clients’ in-house capability to manage such challenges.

Recognised by Doyle’s Employment Law Guide, as a leading provider of practical and timely advice John-Anthony brings over 20 years of experience acting for a diverse array of clientele across the construction, transport, health, government, resources, manufacturing, education and retail sectors.

John-Anthony is always the first to step on to the field for his clients and the last to leave. He is ever alert for changing trends in the employment and safety landscape and proactively advises and plans with his clients to address the associated risks.

He has a passion for excellence in client service and for being proactive in developing practical and cost effective strategies for managing and mitigating risks for his clients.

John-Anthony is a well-known presenter and public speaker and regularly runs ‘hands on’ workshops for clients designed to enhance their existing skills and confidence in managing difficult employment, industrial and safety challenges.

"John-Anthony is known for being the 'go to guy' for CEOs and HR Directors and is respected for his ability to work seamlessly with his clients' operational teams. He is 'frank and fearless' in the representation of his clients' commercial interests"

Significant matters

Lead and managed complex Supreme Court litigation for a publically listed junior mining and energy development company in relation to the recovery of misappropriated funds.

Undertook and lead a comprehensive investigation into allegations of misconduct, fraud, sexual harassment and bullying for a confidential private school. Subsequently, advised on the implementation of appropriate counter measures and compliance requirements for the Board.

Successfully negotiated an enforceable undertaking for a private construction company with WHSQ, in connection with a serious workplace incident.

Provided advice and representation to a confidential local government council for approval of an Enterprise Agreement in the FWC.

Successfully represented the subsidiary of a foreign owned, publicly listed company in relation to a Worker’s Compensation Appeal in the QIRC, resulting in a significant reduction of insurance premiums.

Represented and advised a confidential executive in relation to a WHS investigation concerning a multiple fatality incident, resulting in a decision by the Regulator not to prosecute

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Australian Institute of Management
Certificate IV Workplace Investigations
Certified ICAMS Lead Investigator (Construction and Rail), Safetywise Solutions

  • Restructures
  • Employment
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Restraint Litigation
  • Compliance & Governance
  • OH&S
  • Crisis Response Management
  • Management & Conduct of Investigation
  • HR Training

Leading Employment Lawyer – Doyle’s Employment Law Guide 2018

Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer, Queensland, 2019 (Recommended) – Doyle’s Guide


related contacts

Kian Bone VIC
Adam Foster VIC
Luke Gattuso VIC
Tony Gooch NSW
George Haros VIC
Will Marshall VIC
Adriana Reina NSW