Tim Donaghey

Year Of Call:

Areas of Practice:
Industrial Relations

Email: tim.donaghey@lathamchambers.com.au
Tel: 9232 3615
Fax: 9223 5690

Admitted to Practice:

2 Dec 1996

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

21 Nov 2002

Also entitled to Practise in:

Australian Capital Territory Federal Court of Australia


Tim is a leading industrial relations and employment law barrister with extensive experience advising on matters such as employment and contractor agreements, awards, general protections, industrial action, injunctive relief and commercial proceedings related to workplace law.

He has a national practice and is a member of both the Victorian and New South Wales Bars. Tim holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne

Before being called to the bar in 2002, Tim practised as a solicitor in employment law and industrial relations. He also provided legal counsel for the Australian Hotel Association in Canberra.

Tim authored ‘Termination of Employment’ published by LexisNexis in 2006, focusing the effects of the introduction of the Fair Work Act and its proposed amendments on the common law principles and statutory bases for termination of employment. The second edition was published in 2013 and discusses the current Commonwealth industrial relations and employment regime and expands analysis to reflect the extent to which court litigation involving employers and employees has become more commonplace.

Tim has been involved in a number of leading workplace law cases over the past 17 years in the following jurisdictions:  

·         Federal Court of Australia

·         Federal Circuit Court of Australia

·         Supreme Court of New South Wales

·         District Court of New South Wales

·         Supreme Court of Victoria


  • "Termination of Employment''