Jeffrey Phillips SC

Call 1981 / Silk 2003


Jeffrey is an accomplished trial and appellate Senior Counsel who practises principally in employment law, industrial law and work health and safety. He is also briefed to appear in complex personal injury and insurance law matters, as well as in inquests.

Jeffrey has extensive experience appearing in a broad range of jurisdictions including the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the District Court of New South Wales. His experience also extends to the Fair Work Commission and the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

Jeffrey’s multi-disciplinary skill-set sees him often appearing on behalf of clients in mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has also received accreditation as a Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System and in addition to his practice as a barrister, Jeffrey is available to act as Mediator.

From 2015 to 2023, Jeffrey was the Commonwealth Defence Force Advocate appointed under the Defence Act (Cth) to advise the Chief of the Defence Force and to appear on behalf of the ADF before the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal in relation to matters concerning the remuneration of military personnel.

Throughout his years of practice, Jeffrey has demonstrated a strong ability to provide effective representation on both sides of the Bar table. His clients value him for his approachability, highly developed interpersonal skills, and empathic communication.

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