Evan Mentiplay Special Counsel

Evan is an employment lawyer specialising in employee related advisory and litigation work.

He acts for multinational corporations, government agencies and local employers to assist them with their employment and industrial relations matters.  This work includes acting in bargaining and bargaining disputes, responding to lawful and unlawful industrial action by employees and unions, advising employers in relation to responses to industrial action by employees, acting in disputes as to the application and interpretation of industrial agreements, safety-related disputes, and disputes over union rights to represent employees.

He has significant experience in relation to disciplinary action and dismissal, equal opportunity and discrimination, bullying, whistleblower complaints, enforcement of post-employment contractual obligations, redundancies, workplace health and safety, managing ill and injured employees, and performance management.

In addition to his general industrial and employment law experience, Evan has also advised clients on corporate restructures and transactions, including in relation to impact on contractual arrangements, employee benefits and entitlements, and industrial coverage, and advising on the effect of the transfer of business provisions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Career & qualifications


  • Doyle’s Guide, Rising Star 2017


  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Monash University


  • Melbourne Cricket Club

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