Principal Lawyer - Unions Services, Employment
The opportunity to assist trade unions and their members with the sometimes difficult struggle in the work environment is what motivates Mick Sayers’ practice in Union Services law.
Keenly aware that the work environment is a very important feature in the lives of most people, Mick understands the importance of ensuring that workers are able to negotiate effectively and respond when their rights are under threat.
“Slater and Gordon acted for my dying grandfather – a staunch unionist who worked in the coal industry in the Latrobe Valley - in the months leading to his death from an asbestos related disease. Therefore, I respected the firm’s work and philosophysince well before I joined Slater and Gordon as a lawyer. I am realistic about what can be achieved but was attracted to the possibility of making justice more accessible to working people.”
Resolving workplace disputes for clients, which goes some way to achieving a measure of justice in a system that often disadvantages trade unions and their members, is a task that Michael approaches with diligence and compassion.
“The opportunity to ease the burdens and anxiety faced by my clients in the midst of their disputes is what matters most in my work".
Slater and Gordon, since 1997
Memberships and associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Victorian Trades Hall Council WorkCover Committee
Professional qualifications and admissions
- 1994 Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
- 1994 Completed articles via Leo Cussen Institute (Melbourne)
- 1993 Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Monash University
- 1993 Bachelor of Economics (B.Ec.), Monash University