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Dan Williams
Partner
I lead MinterEllison’s Human Resources and Industrial Relations practice in Brisbane. With more than 25 years of advisory and litigation experience, I have developed broad expertise across the full spectrum of workplace law. This includes industrial strategy and disputes, workplace restructuring, bargaining, superannuation, workplace investigations, occupational health and safety, and executive employment.
  • +61 7 3119 6340
  • +61 414 241 264

I have also conducted a wide range of proceedings in various courts and tribunals. These cover matters such as unfair and unlawful dismissals, discrimination claims and coronial inquests.

My practice spans sectors as diverse as construction and infrastructure, education, manufacturing and aviation. I am also a prolific speaker, author, lecturer and trainer, with a strong interest in workplace relations public policy.

Career highlights

  • AGL – assisted the energy provider achieve a step change in the industrial arrangements at its Loy Yang A power station and associated coal mine. This involved working in a sensitive social and political environment and against highly organised and entrenched union opposition
  • Brookfield Multiplex; Laing O’Rourke; Lendlease – counselled top tier construction companies on industrial relations and Building Code issues, delivering strategic litigation support in urgent timeframes as well as strategic and legal advice regarding unlawful industrial action and other relevant issues

Independent recognition

  • Recommended, Education – Best Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Recommended, Employee Benefits – Best Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Recommended, Labour and Employment ¬– Best Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Leading Individual, Employment – Chambers Asia-Pacific: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Industry and Legal Affiliations

  • Member, Industrial Relations Subcommittee, Federal Law Council
  • Member, Industrial Relations Subcommittee, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
  • Member, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association