AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Commercial Law
- Industrial Relations & Employment Law
- Trade Practices & Consumer Protection
- Administrative Law (Merits Review & Judicial Review)
- Discrimination / Equal Opportunity
- Human Rights/Victorian Charter
Marc was admitted to practice in April 2000 and signed the Bar Roll in November 2004.
From 1999 until 2003, Marc worked for Minter Ellison in the employment/industrial relations and intellectual property practices. During that time, he was involved in litigating industrial, employment and discrimination disputes in the Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Australia, Magistrates' Court, Australian Industrial Relations Commission, and the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal.
Marc also provided advice to medium and large employers, including government departments, on issues such as engaging independent contractors, sale of business, termination of employment, negotiating and interpreting industrial instruments, and equal opportunity.
From August 2003 until August 2004, Marc was Associate to the Honourable Justice Ryan in the Federal Court of Australia. Marc sat with his Honour on a range of matters including Industrial Relations, Migration, Administrative Law, Trade Practices and Intellectual Property.
At the Bar, Marc's practice has been primarily focused on Industrial, Employment and Discrimination Law and Administrative Law. In his practice, Marc has had the opportunity to represent a number of employers and employees, as well as some government authorities, including the Australian Building & Construction Commission, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Training, the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Australian Federal Police and the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship.
Marc read with Justin Bourke QC and his senior mentor was Jeff Sher QC.
Some of the cases that Marc has been involved in are set out below (the party that Marc represented is indicated in bold):
* Mastrangioli v Chisholm Institute of Technical and Further Education  FCA 66
* State of Victoria v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union  FCAFC 160 (appeared with Stuart Wood SC on appeal in adverse action case)
* Hassan v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited  FWC 3848
* De Laps v Victorian Association for the Teaching of English Inc  FWC 4163 (successfully argued that the Applicant was forced to resign in unfair dismissal proceedings).
* John Holland Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union  FWC 1042
* Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v State of Victoria (No 2)  FCA 1034
* Schultz v Scanlon & Theodore Pty Ltd  FCCA 1172 (adverse action proceeding)
* Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v CFMEU  FCA 981
* Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union  FCA 966 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC in agreed penalties for contempt)
* Wade v State of Victoria  FCA 400
* Nojin v Commonwealth of Australia  FCAFC 192 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC in disability discrimination proceedings).
* Chief Executive Officer of Customs v Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd  FCAFC 78 (appeared with Michael Fleming SC in Customs Act 1901 (Cth) case).
* Health Services Union v Victorian Hospitals' Industrial Association and others  FWAFB 2901 (appeared with Frank Parry SC)
* State of Victoria v CPSU, the Community and Public Sector Union  FWAFB 6139 (appeared with Stuart Wood SC in State wages case for the public sector)
* Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd v Transport Workers' Union of Australia; Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association  FWA 7986
* Sievwright v State of Victoria  FCA 118 (appeared with Rachel Doyle SC in discrimination proceedings)
* Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v CFMEU  FCA 189
* CFMEU v Australian Building and Construction Commissioner  FCAFC 44 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC)
* Garcia v Leader Newspapers  VCAT 262 (successful strike out in discrimination proceeding)
* Walker v State of Victoria  FCAFC 38 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC)
* Walker v State of Victoria  FCA 258 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC in discrimination proceedings)
* Nojin v Commonwealth of Australia  FCA 1066 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC)
* CFMEU v Cahill  HCATrans 324 (appeared with Rachel Doyle SC on behalf of the Australian Building and Construction Commission successfully defending special leave application)
* CFMEU v Cahill  FCAFC 39 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC on behalf on the Australian Building and Construction Commission)
* Cozadinos v CFMEU  FCA 48 (appeared on behalf of the Australian Building and Construction Commission)
* Re Bupa Care Services  FWAFB 2762 (appeared with Stuart Wood SC in a successful appeal to a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia)
* Walker v State of Victoria  FCA 258
* Re Bupa Care Services Pty Ltd  FWAFB 2762
* Drew v Whitehorse City Council  VCAT 372
* Van Efferen v CMA Corporation Limited  FCA 597 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC)
* Mitrovic v Sakata Rice Snacks Australia Pty Ltd  AIRC 869
* Metricon Homes Pty Ltd v Bradley (2009) 181 IR 115 (successfull Full Bench appeal before Fair Work Australia)
* Marinis v MRS (Pacific) Pty Ltd  FMCA 266 (acted for cross-respondent in successful summary dismissal application)
* John Holland Pty Ltd v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union (2009) 174 FCR 526 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC)
* Urquhart v Automated Meter Reading Services (Aust) Pty Ltd (2008) 172 FCR 73 (appeared with Stuart Wood)
* Granada Tavern v Smith (2008) 173 IR 328 (appeared with Justin Bourke SC in a successful appeal on behalf of the Fair Work Ombudsman)
* Maksimovic v Australian Federal Police  AATA 537 (freedom of information matter)
* Cruickshank v Priceline Pty Ltd (2007) 164 IR 259 (appeared with Herman Borenstein SC in second Full Bench of the AIRC case on 'genuine operational reasons')
* Village Cinemas Australia Pty Ltd v Carter (2007) 158 IR 137 (appeared with Mordy Bromberg SC in test case before the Full Bench of the AIRC on 'genuine operational reasons')
Remedies on Termination of Employment, Law Institute Journal, Vol 80, (No.4) April 2007.
*liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.