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Michael Short


Key Areas of Practice:
Employment law
Crisis Management

Michael is a Partner at Madison Marcus who heads up our Employment and Workplace Relations Division. Since his admission as a solicitor nearly 20 years ago, Michael has practised in NSW, the ACT, and the United Kingdom.

Michael has significant experience in civil litigation advising clients in complex, contentious and non-contentious matters of broad areas of the law. His employment and workplace relations expertise includes representing and advising clients in matters regarding:

  • Discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Bullying
  • General protections (including adverse action)
  • Harassment
  • Occupational Health and Safety Compliance
  • Contractual issues

Michael also has a special interest and experience in the crisis management of “white collar” crimes, including:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Cybercrime
  • Fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Tax evasion
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering

Michael is skilled in dispute resolution through negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, and court-based litigation including, where necessary, the Australian Courts of Appeal and the High Court of Australia. He has acted in a number of noteworthy and high-profile cases and has represented clients’ interests in two major judicial inquiries instituted by the NSW Government in 1999 and 2003.