Heather Millar

D   08 9220 0304
0452 377 703
E   hmillar@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Contractual disputes

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights
Workplace health and safety

Professional negligence


Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administrative law



Heather Millar’s commercial law practice has a focus on workplace legal matters including employment law, industrial relations, and health and safety. Her practice also covers commercial and contractual disputes, discrimination and professional negligence claims and appearances before disciplinary tribunals.

Since coming to the Bar, Heather has appeared regularly in hearings and appeals in the Federal and State employment jurisdictions, as well as in the Federal Court and the Full Federal Court. In addition, she practices in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Court on contractual and commercial disputes and restraint of trade claims.

Prior to joining the Bar, Heather worked in Herbert Smith Freehills’ employment team with clients in the resources, finance, local government and utility sectors. She has advised on collective bargaining, industrial litigation, contractual and employment disputes and occupational health and safety matters. She spent five years working at Lewis Silkin LLP – a leading employment law firm in the UK – on high value employment litigation including discrimination and breach of contract claims, class actions and restraints of trade.

Heather was named a recommended employment and WHS junior counsel in Doyle’s Guide 2017.



Date of admission: 2008

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)


Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation