Matt has a unique breadth of experience having worked across the private and public sectors during his career on significant and complex industrial relations matters. He advises employers around Australia on all aspects of workplace relations law, industrial relations, employment, diversity and discrimination and occupational health and safety.
For over a decade, Matt has also had a specialised focus of acting for Government regulatory clients, having acted or overseen the legal strategy in over 100 proceedings across all states and territories, both at trial and appellate level.
Matt has extensive experience in preparing and implementing industrial relations strategies, advising clients in negotiating industrial instruments, resolving industrial disputes and advising on proceedings before the High Court, Federal Court and Fair Work Commission.
In 2019, Matt was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner (Legal) of the Australian Building and Construction Commission. During his four years in that senior executive position, Matt was responsible for all aspects of the regulator’s legal functions and complex industrial litigation conducted in all states and territories, including numerous High Court appeals.