Mark Branagan is a Partner with more than 25 years’ experience in legal practice. He specialises in the area of employment law and workplace relations.

Mark’s expertise includes solving workplace problems, drafting contracts, advising on industrial matters, and employment issues such as termination of employment, bullying, discrimination, and occupational health and safety. He advises across a wide range of industries, including the sports sector.

Mark regularly presents to clients and industry associations on various topics relating to workplace relations, occupational health and safety, and employment law. He also presents to postgraduate students at Swinburne University. Mark is an Accredited Specialist (Workplace Relations) with the Law Institute of Victoria.

Mark has been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2021) in the area of Employee Benefits Law. He has also been recognised by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018 & 2019) and recommended for his work in Labour and Employment law.

Mark Branagan’s recent experience includes:

  • Acted for a major infrastructure maintenance company in disputes with the CEPU/ETU and the AMWU including actions in the Fair Work Commission over proposed industrial actions at Australian airports and defending unfair dismissal claims.
  • Acting for a Federal Government regulator in prosecuting WHS breaches in the Federal Court of Australia arising out of serious injuries and fatalities.
  • Advising a range of businesses on difficult employee management issues, discipline and redundancies.
  • Advising the AFL Coaches Association on template contracts; policies; health & welfare; and restraint issues, and the AFL Players Association on establishing career pathway training courses and administrative staff contracts and discipline issues.