Stuart Pill

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Stuart Pill practises in all areas of workplace relations law and has particular experience in enterprise bargaining strategy and workplace change projects including restructuring, outsourcing and downsizing.

Over the last 15 years Stuart has provided strategic and day-to-day advice to private and public sector clients in the aviation, higher education, manufacturing, automotive and resources industries.

Stuart has demonstrated expertise in development and implementation of compliance programs, managing industrial disputation, equal opportunity matters and employment litigation including wrongful and unfair dismissal and contested occupational health and safety matters.

Notable Work
  • Stuart has undertaken a wide range of employment and industrial law matters, including:
    • Successfully obtaining injunctions in the State Supreme Courts, Federal Court and Orders in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Australia to prevent industrial action in relation to enterprise bargaining for a number of national companies.
    • Development of equal opportunity and sexual harassment policy and complaint handling procedures for a national manufacturing group.
    • Advising in relation to industrial relations and employment aspects of sale of a multi-national company.
    • Successfully representing five major universities in defending a claim for new award conditions to apply to approximately 40,000 staff.
    • Advising a large construction company on prevention strategies for occupational health and safety and development and implementation of an accredited OHS system.
    • Developed and implemented a successful negotiation strategy for the Group of 8 Universities in relation to casual employment in the higher education sector and represented the Group of 8 in securing a successful outcome in the award modernisation process.
    • Successfully defended disputes in Fair Work Australia in relation to shift arrangements and RDOs for an international automotive company.
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