Brian Powles, Solicitor
Brian is an employment lawyer who has experience acting for both employers and employees in unfair dismissals, general protection applications, restraint of trade, breach of contract, redundancy and discrimination. He has an extensive knowledge of the modern award system, and wide experience dealing with compliance and enforcement issues. Brian achieved first class honours in law from the University of New England.
Prior to law, Brian had a highly successful business career in the hospitality industry, having employed many hundreds of employees over many years. He has advised numerous other business owners on employment, business strategy, change management, leadership, and adapting to technology. This wide ranging business experience, commercial awareness and economic knowledge, allows him to adopt a highly contextual approach to employment law issues, focused on practical business goals and problem solving.