Glenn Fredericks

Call 2015


Glenn is a highly experienced barrister whose expertise is often sought in complex employment law, corporate law and commercial law disputes. He has been recognised in the Doyle’s Guide as one of the Leading NSW Employment & WHS law barristers. His experience also extends to administrative law, immigration law, and matters concerning privacy laws and freedom of information.

Glenn appears at both trial and appellate level for a broad range of clients including multi-national corporations, various arms of government, small business and individuals. He has extensive experience appearing in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2), as well as the District Court of New South Wales. He also represents clients in the Fair Work Commission, NSW Industrial Commission and administrative tribunals, such as the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

Throughout his legal career, Glenn has acquired considerable commercial experience, deep client awareness and has gained the knowledge and perspective that is required to deliver premium advice and advocacy services to his clients. His first-hand commercial experience and legal background has given him considerable insight into the inner workings of major corporates and their stakeholders. Glenn also acutely understands the broader regulatory environment which allows him to offer practical advice and commercially focused solutions.

Glenn has a unique legal background and multidisciplinary skill-set. Previously, he was a Partner at Freehills (now, Herbert Smith Freehills) in the Employment Relations team and worked closely with clients across a broad range of industry sectors including mining, maritime, manufacturing, finance and education. Glenn was later the Executive Legal Counsel at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), managing a range of legal teams including the Major Disputes and Employment Law team, the Corporate Advisory and M&A team, and the IT and Intellectual Property team. During his time with the CBA, Glenn successfully led his teams through significant periods of change and internal restructuring, and was instrumental in leading negotiations and streamlining enterprise agreements. Earlier in his career, Glenn also gained extensive experience in workplace relations at the NSW Nurses’ Association.

Glenn is one of the Directors at State Chambers and serves on the NSW Bar Association’s Industrial, Employment, Health and Safety Committee. He regularly delivers presentations and publishes articles on topical issues relating to his areas of practice. Glenn holds a Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Industrial Relations) (with merit) from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from the University of Sydney.



Speaking Engagements

Glenn regularly presents at seminars on a range of topics, including:

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