Ingmar Taylor SC was called to the Bar in 1997, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012. He specialises in employment and industrial law, including all matters arising under the Fair Work Act, and WH&S matters. He appears for employers, unions, Government and the Fair Work Ombudsman. His particular expertise includes cases concerning conditions of employment, enterprise bargaining, dismissal, rights of registered organisations, contracts of employment and workplace safety matters involving fatalities. In addition to being briefed by solicitors, Ingmar frequently takes direct-access work from experienced industrial relations practitioners and in-house counsel. Ingmar is also a mediator.

His approach to each case is structured around the needs and capabilities of his legal team and the client. Ingmar favours a spirit of collaboration in order to achieve optimal results. He welcomes input and believes not in sitting behind a desk, but around one. He immerses himself in the detail, in order to gain the best possible understanding of the matter as quickly as possible.

He is happy to undertake pro bono work for legal centres and actively encourages requests for assistance.

Ingmar is the Editor of the Industrial Reports, and the specialist Industrial Law Editor for the NSW Law Reports. Since 2012, Ingmar has been the Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Industrial Law Committee. He is a casual lecturer for the University of Sydney, where he teaches the Masters of Law subject Registered Organisations, the law applying to unions and employer organisations. Ingmar is also a Member of the Fair Work Commission Legal Reference Group, chaired by the President, Ross J.

Ingmar has been listed as a Leading Employment & WHS Senior Counsel within Australia in the Doyle's Guide 2017.

Ingmar is an avid supporter of the Belvoir Theatre Company, and assists in their fundraising efforts.

Focus Areas + Select Cases

Endeavour Energy v CEPU (2016) FCAFC 82. Appeared for the CEPU in the case that determined the capacity of the Federal Court to overturn arbitration decisions made by a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission.

Adcock v Blackmores Ltd [2016] FCCA 265 (on appeal). Appeared for Blackmores responding to a claim of adverse action and breach of contract arising in a redundancy situation.

Equal Remuneration Case[2015] FWCFB 8200. Appeared for an applicant in the case that determined the principles for bringing applications for equal remuneration orders.

Lambley v DP World Sydney Ltd [2013] FCA 4. Appeared for DP World in a case that examined whether there had been jurisdictional error by a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia in overturning an unfair dismissal decision.

Health Services Union v Ambulance Service of NSW, IRC 1045 of 2012. Appeared for the Ambulance Service dealing with a state-wide industrial dispute.

Workcover Authority of NSW v Plumbwizard and John Georges [2015] NSWDC 266. For the prosecutor alleging for breach of ss27(1) and 32 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Attorney General NSW v Air Conditioning Engineering Services Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCCA 300, heard at the same time as Attorney General NSW v Built NSW Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCCA 299. For the defendant in a case involving questions of whether the charges laid were defective.

Nash v Eastern Star Gas [2013] NSWIRComm 75. For the prosecutor arising from a fatality alleging a breach of s8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (NSW).

Chevalley v Industrial Court of NSW [2011] NSWCA 357. For the prosecutor in proceedings concerning power of the Industrial Court to determine charges against directors under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (NSW).

Morrison v Hunter Quarries [2009] NSWIRComm 179. For the prosecutor arising from fatality alleging breaches of ss8(1) and 26 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000 (NSW).

Notable Cases

Endeavour Coal Pty Ltd v Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia [2012] FCA 764. Appeared for the applicant in the leading authority on making good faith bargaining orders.

Workplace Relations Case (2006) 229 CLR 1. The case that determined the validity of the WorkChoices legislation.

Coal and Allied Operations v AIRC (2000) 203 CLR 194. The case which determined the nature of an appeal to a Full Bench of the federal tribunal. Read More

ACI Operations Pty Ltd v Field [2011] NSWIRComm 5. Whether rights of injured workers to seek reinstatement provided by the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) were rendered invalid by the Commonwealth Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Bankstown Handicapped Children’s Centre Association Inc v Hillman (2010) 182 FCR 483. Proceedings which considered, inter alia, whether the charity was a trading corporation within the meaning of s51(xx) of the Constitution.