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Michael Short


Michael is a Partner at Madison Marcus who heads up our Employment and Workplace Relations Division. Since his admission as a Solicitor more than 20 years ago, Michael has practiced in NSW, 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 is an Accredited Specialist NSW Motor Vehicle Law and Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence cases. Michael also has a special interest and experience in the Crisis Management of “White Collar” crimes, including:

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

Michael is skilled in dispute resolution through negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and court-based litigation including, where necessary, Australian Courts of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

Michael has acted in a number of noteworthy and high profile cases in the Australian press and has represented client’s interests in 2 major judicial inquiries instituted by the NSW Government in 1999 and 2003.