Philip Willox is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team in our Perth office, specialising in safety, major incidents, workplace relations and employment law.
Philip is a member of Mallesons’ Energy, Resources and Projects team, the firm's HSE Major Incidents group, and the Workplace Relations team. He has advised on numerous incidents involving fatalities, personal injury, and harm to the environment. He assists companies to comply with their health and safety obligations and to manage the range of issues that arise following HSE incidents. This includes dealing with regulatory requirements, managing stakeholders, conducting investigations, inquiries, prosecutions, and civil litigation. He also advises on various health and safety issues, including legal compliance, regulatory notices, audits and reviews, contractual issues dealing with safety, the interaction between safety and workplace relations, fitness for work, and managing ill or injured employees.
Philip assists companies with their workplace relations and employment issues. He has significant experience in industrial relations strategy, bargaining, and managing and resolving industrial disputes. He has worked across many industries with clients assisting with human resources issues, including employment contracts and policies; terminations of employment; managing independent contractors; equal opportunity and discrimination issues; privacy and confidentiality; Executive contracts and remuneration; and resolving difficult workplace disputes. He has conducted and advised on numerous workplace investigations and advised on the employment aspects of many commercial transactions and business restructures.
Philip has significant experience in managing the resolution of disputes through various Courts and Industrial Tribunals. He has been involved in many high-profile matters, including the Montara Inquiry, Hamersley Iron union membership case, CFMEU v Tiwest coverage case, Patrick Waterfront dispute, CFMEU v Pacific Coal superannuation test case, and prosecutions for the Australian Building and Construction Commission. He has significant experience in contested terminations of employment, breach of employment contract claims, discrimination/bullying/harassment claims, restraint of employment cases, and litigation related to employee fraud/serious misconduct.