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Jeffrey Phillips SC


Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9223 1522
Accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System

Date Appointed Senior Counsel


Date of Admission to the Bar


Areas of Practice

  • Industrial Law
  • Senior Executive Employment Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Appellate
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Inquests/Specialist
  • Tribunals


Practice Overview

Throughout his career at the Bar, Jeffrey Phillips Sydney Barrister has specialised in Industrial Relations Law, Employment Law, Senior Executive Employment Contracts, Work Health and Safety, Fair Work Law, Personal Injury Law, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Inquests/Specialist Tribunals.

Jeffrey is the co-author of the legal textbook “Unfair Contracts in New South Wales – an examination of Section 106 of the Industrial Relations Act”. He is also a writer for and editor of a number of Thomson Reuters’ publications such as the National Workplace Relations Service and the quarterly journal Workplace Review.

Jeffrey has regularly appeared on both sides of the record in the industrial jurisdiction, appearing for employees, unions, employers and employer associations in the Australian and New South Wales Industrial Relations Commissions, including appeal work. He has also appeared in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the District Court of New South Wales and the Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court.

From 2015-2023 he was the Commonwealth Defence Force Advocate appointed under the Defence Act ( Cth) to advise the Chief of the Defence Force and to appear on behalf of the ADF before the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal in relation to matters concerning the remuneration of military personnel.

He is available as a mediator with a special interest in the mediation of disputes concerning employment contracts, industrial relations, workplace culture, veterans’ affairs, common law personal injury and medical negligence  and strata corporations.

Jeffrey also has a large practice in advice work, both written and oral, for a broad range of solicitors. He has acted for large and small companies, clubs, trade unions and religious bodies and for people in all callings from the CEO down. He has participated in mediations and acted in pro bono cases.