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Andrew Pollock

Bar roll 2015 Admitted 2009
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
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Andrew Pollock has a national commercial, employment and industrial practice covering litigious, advisory and strategic matters

Andrew specialises in enterprise bargaining and related disputes, strategic issues arising from major restructures and individual employee disputes. Andrew has also practised in media and entertainment law (with a focus on intellectual property and defamation issues arising in the music and screen industries). Andrew’s clients span a range of industries including retail, transport and logistics, mining, manufacturing, entertainment and the public sector. 

Before coming to the Bar, Andrew was a Senior Associate in the Employment, Pensions and Incentives practice group at Herbert Smith Freehills.  As a solicitor advocate, Andrew appeared regularly in the eastern States and Western Australia before the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Fair Work Commission (at first instance and Full Bench levels), the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (at first instance and Full Bench levels) and the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Expertise

Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Statutory Employment Rights
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Workers Compensation
Commercial Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Appellate
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Trade Marks
Tort Law
  • Defamation
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial Review

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Mon)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Mon)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Industrial Relations and Employment

Alcwyn Roberts and Peter Collins v Coles Group Supply Chain Pty Ltd t/as Coles [2016] FWC 4898 (appearing for the Respondent in a s 739 arbitration over compliance with consultation obligations in the context of a significant restructure. The applications were dismissed).

Dufall v Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 2684 (appearing for the Respondent in an unfair dismissal arbitration brought by a dismissed union delegate in the context of a protracted industrial dispute. The application was dismissed).

Drake v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FWCFB 6746 (appearing for the Respondent in an unfair dismissal appeal. The Appellant was refused permission to appeal).

Merlino v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 8106 (appearing for the Respondent in an unfair dismissal arbitration brought by a dismissed store manager. The application was dismissed). 

AWU v SSX Services Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 2257 and SSX Services Pty Ltd v AWU [2015] FWCFB 3964 (appearing for the Respondent in a stand down dispute concerning availability of useful work. The Respondent was successful on appeal).

Gutzeit v Liquorland (Qld) Pty Ltd [2015] FWCFB 5389 (appearing for the Respondent in an appeal of a decision refusing extension of time to file an unfair dismissal application. Permission to appeal was refused).

Wijehewa v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2015] FWCFB 3501 (appearing for the Respondent in an appeal of a decision refusing extension of time to file an unfair dismissal application. Permission to appeal was refused).

Gill v Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd [2016] FWC 1472 (appearing for the Respondent in an unfair dismissal arbitration).

Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Limited v CEPU [2014] FWC 5647 (appearing for the Applicant seeking orders to stop unprotected industrial action).

Re TWU application for road safety remuneration orders [2013] RSRTFB 7 (appearing forColes Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd in conciliation and arbitration before a Full Bench of the RSRT for RSROs in the retail and long distance sectors of the road transport industry).

TWU v Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd (ex tempore on transcript(appearing for the Respondent in a number of contested protected action ballot order applications. The Respondent’s objections were upheld in relation to each application).

Intellectual Property

Alltech, Inc v Optigen Ingredients Pty Ltd [2016] ATMO 46 (appearing for the Removal Opponent in an application to remove trade mark registrations for non-use. The Removal Opponent's opposition was upheld).