John Wilson is Canberra’s leading employment lawyer. He is the Managing Legal Director at Bradley Allen Love and has been a NSW Law Society accredited specialist in Industrial Relations and Employment Law for over a decade. In 2017, John became a member of the NSW Specialist Accreditation Employment and Industrial Law Advisory Committee.

For five consecutive years John has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyer list for his employment law expertise. He has acted in numerous precedent-setting cases, regularly advising individuals, local businesses and international companies in high-profile disputes. Such is John’s recognition as the ‘expert’s expert’ that many of his clients are referred by lawyers at other firms.

John and his highly-qualified team have a diverse employment practice across a range of industries, acting for government clients, non-profits, start-ups and ASX-listed companies in sectors ranging from metal work to professional services. His practice includes preparing enterprise agreements and contracts, managing industrial relations and resolving seemingly intractable post-employment disputes. John has particular expertise in restraint of trade, work health and safety, bullying and public service Code of Conduct investigations. He often appears before the Fair Work Commission, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court, unled or with counsel.

John is a thought leader in the workplace relations space. He is a prolific author, writing for The Canberra Times, The Mandarin, Ethos: Journal of the ACT Law Society, the NSW Law Society Journal, HR Monthly and the Australian Financial Review alongside appearances on ABC Radio National and 3AW. John chairs the ACT Law Society’s industrial relations committee, and formerly lectured on employment law at the University of Canberra.

John joined Williams Love & Nicol as a partner on its inception in 2004, and has been Managing Legal Director of Bradley Allen Love since its creation following a merger in 2012. He was previously the founder and principal lawyer of a workplace relations consultancy firm, and before that led the employment practice group of a national law firm.

Practice Focus

  • Employment Law
  • Industrial Relations
  • Workplace Health & Safety