Director of Dispute Resolution

Angus Macinnis has a broad commercial practice with a focus on dispute resolution, and in particular, on employment and work health and safety law, the law of professional conduct, and intellectual property law.

He advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law, including drafting contracts and employment policies, dealing with employment related disputes, and dealing with employment and safety regulators.

He has a particular interest in the employment law aspects of social media use and has published in this area in publications including the Law Society Journal, The New Lawyer, and the Internet Law Bulletin, as well as providing regular contributions to AHRI’s HRM Online website.  He is a regular speaker at conferences for MCLE providers including the Law Society of New South Wales, the University of New South Wales, and Legalwise, and he also provides training to employer clients in areas including anti-discrimination law.

Angus also provides advice and representation in relation to professional conduct disputes and complaints at all stages of the process (from dealing with the initial complaint, to managing and responding to complaints, to representation as an advocate before disciplinary Tribunals).  He is a member of the Professional Conduct Advisory Panel of the Law Society of New South Wales (which assists NSW solicitors in identifying and dealing with professional conduct issues) and in addition to his primary focus on the professional conduct of solicitors, he also has experience in professional conduct matters involving medical and accounting professionals.

In the intellectual property area, Angus advises in relation to copyright and trade mark disputes, as well as “trade dress” and passing off disputes.

Angus also has an interest in international commercial arbitration and international trade law.  He has completed the Graduate Diploma of International Commercial Arbitration offered by the University of New South Wales and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a former co-chair of the International Trade and Business Committee of the International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

After a number of years teaching international commercial arbitration (and coaching teams in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and International Maritime Arbitration Law Moot) at the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Notre Dame Australia, he presently assists with the mooting program (and co-coaches the Vis Moot team) at the Thomas More Law School at the Australian Catholic University.

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