Michael is a highly experienced Employment and Workplace Relations Lawyer honing his skills since 1998 and providing valuable advice for clients, including CEOs of ASX-listed companies, senior executives and managers of national and multinational companies, managers and independent contractors.
He has represented clients in some of Australia’s most significant industrial relations cases, including the Trade Union Royal Commission of 2014/2015 and the Banking and Finance Royal Commission of 2018, where Michael represented an industry superannuation fund.
Michael also represented clients at hearings following Qantas’ grounding of its fleet in 2011 and the hearings that suspended industrial action by Sydney Trains employees in 2018.
In 2020 he represented clients in high profile cases against Uber Eats and Deliveroo, asking the Court to classify delivery riders as employees (not independent contractors).
The Doyles Guide has recognised Michael in its coveted list as a leading employment lawyer since 2016, while Michael Doherty Legal has been listed as a recommended law firm since 2017.
Michael has served on the NSW Law Society Employment Law Committee since 2015.