Senior Lawyer

David is experienced across all areas of employment law. His background as an industrial relations consultant for a peak national employer organisation and in government roles gives him a deep understanding of the compliance and bargaining framework. This is invaluable where the FWO has no settled view making compliance uncertain.
He regularly advises on all aspects of enterprise bargaining including strategy and disputes. David’s experience includes:
  • Bargaining as a representative and working as a team member with ‘in-house’ experts in the port industry providing sophisticated, high pressure services involving multiple maritime unions where the consequences of industrial action are greater
  • Complex compliance advice to a global logistics company on enterprise agreements, underpayment claims and rostering practices
  • Bargaining as a representative for a performing arts organisation where a collaborative, ‘hands on’ approach was required to bridge the gap between employee expectations and external funding constraints
  • Representing a rail client with a dispute over Aggregated Allowances in the rail industry and interpreting complex arrangements to provide an easy to understand comparison analysis to assist clients with their bargaining objectives
  • Leading a peak industry body with transitioning its members to the modern award system before the Full Bench of FWC
  • A secondment role to an international confectionary business to coordinate a significant restructure and enterprise bargaining involving multiple Fair Work Commission disputes


David Hodgson
David holds a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training and provides industrial relations training to industry body members.

Contact Details

phone0417 305 800

phone1300 773 343



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