PROFILE

Full Name: Jonathan D Forbes
Email: jdforbes@vicbar.com.au
Phone:+61 3 9225 6984
Chambers: Aickin Chambers
Room: 1607
Date of Admission: 2 Dec 1985
Called to the Bar: 20 Nov 2003
Accredited as Mediator: 16 Feb 2006
Qualifications: B.Ec., LL.B., MBA

Profile

  • Health Services Union v Dorevitch Pathology [2017] FCA 1200
  • Pearse v Viva Energy Refining Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 3817, [2017] FWCFB 4710
  • Australian Building & Construction Commission v CFMEU (Perth Childrens’ Hospital case) [2017] FCA 491
  • Director, Fair Work Building Industry Commission v CFMEU (Webb Dock case) [2017] FCA 62
  • Australian Federal Police Association v Australian Federal Police [2017] FWC 2380
  • Hemmingson v Note Printing Australia Limited [2017] FWC 3036
  • Dept Immigration and Border Protection v CPSU [2017] FWC 3246
  • Annett-Sommerville v Monash Health  [2016] FCA 1451
  • Director, Fair Work Building Industry Commission v CFMEU (Park & Ride case) [2016] FCA 525
  • Ward v St Catherines’ School [2016] FCA 790
  • Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services & Retail Award 4 Year Review [2016] FWCFB 4418
  • Purcell v Farah & Mercy Education Limited [2016] FWC 2308
  • Martogg Pty Ltd v Australian Workers’ Union [2016] FWC 6473
  • National Tertiary Education Industry Union v Navitas Limited [2016] FWC 3209
  • Melbourne Stadiums Limited v Sautner (2015) 229 FCR 221
  • United Firefighters’ Union v Country Fire Authority (2015) 228 FCR 497
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Aust v Mamara & ors (2014) 222 FCR 152
  • Butterworth v Independence Australia [2015] VCAT 2056
  • CPSU v State of Victoria (Dept of Justice) [2014] FWCFB 6153
  • AMWU & CEPU v Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd  [2014] FWC 7814
  • Wilson v Western Health [2014] VCAT 797
  • AGL Loy Yang Pty Ltd v CFMEU [2014] FWC 8093
  • CFMEU v Lend Lease & Fair Work Commission [2014] FWCFB 2709
  • Energy Australia Yallourn v CFMEU [2013] FWCFB 3793

Jonathan has an MBA and is highly regarded for his practical understanding of client business issues and his commercial approach to problem solving. He is particularly skilled at early-stage intervention and can assist businesses to strategically navigate complex workplace issues, avoiding conflict and litigation where possible. 

In addition to his workplace expertise, Jonathan has significant experience and knowledge of the sports industry and the legal issues affecting event management, sponsorship, brand licensing and broadcasting. He has advised numerous sponsors, sports federations, event owners, athletes and agents on a broad range of litigious and non-litigious issues.

Jonathan is an experienced decision-maker and has presided over numerous disciplinary tribunals and incident investigations.

Jonathan is currently a member of the Australian Motor Sport Appeal Court. He has served as Chairman of the Swimming Australia Integrity Panel and as a member of the Football Federation Victoria appeal tribunal.

 

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Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury

Commercial

  • Competition
  • Intellectual Property

Public/Administrative

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review

Industrial/Employment

  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
  • Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights
  • Work Health and Safety

Defamation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

From 1 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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