Legal Director

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John Wilson is the only lawyer practising in the ACT region who is an Accredited Specialist in Industrial Relations and Employment Law under the NSW Law Societyu2019s rigorous specialist accreditation scheme.

John has handled several major cases affecting the ACT as a whole. His practice includes the preparation of enterprise agreements, common law employment contracts, and independent contractor agreements in virtually every major industry, including businesses that operate throughout Australia. He is an experienced adviser in the area of Workplace Health and Safety (including workplace deaths), and has acted for a number of well-known businesses in this area.

John has considerable experience in advising industrial organisations and NGOs, and is an excellent legal craftsman and a strategic thinker in these areas.

John acts for a number of leading local and international firms, as well as government agencies. Such is Johnu2019s recognition as an u2018expertu2019s expertu2019, that many of his clients come from referrals from lawyers in other firms. John’s expertise in Labour and Employment Law has recently been recognised by his inclusion in the Australian Financial Reviewu2019s List of Australiau2019s Best Lawyers 2013.

John is a former course convenor and lecturer of u2018Employment, Discrimination and Lawu2019 at the University of Canberra School of Law. He is the chair of the ACT Law Societyu2019s industrial relations committee, and was for many years a director of the ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

John joined Williams Love & Nicol as a partner on its inception in 2004. Prior to that he was proprietor and the principal lawyer of the Davidson Wilson Group and, before that, a Senior Associate at Barker Gosling, Canberra.