Areas of practice
Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights
John Blackburn SC is one of Western Australia's leading workplace relations barristers.
He has over 25 years’ experience in industrial and employment law – having worked as an industrial advocate and IR Manager at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI), employment lawyer at Minter Ellison and general counsel at CCI. He joined the Independent Bar in 2003.
John practises almost exclusively in industrial and employment matters. He is regularly briefed to appear in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and Fair Work Commission, both at first instance and appellate level, on matters ranging from large scale industrial disputes to executive employment litigation, adverse action and discrimination claims by individuals.
Date of admission: 2000 (WA)
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation