Glen Bartlett GAICD

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Glen Bartlett

Glen Bartlett practices in all aspects of Workplace Relations and Employment Law. Glen has worked in the Industrial Relations area since 1986, including three years as a Union Advocate, four years as an academic and has practised advising employers on all aspects of Workplace Relations and Employment Law since 1994.

Glen has acted for a wide range of significant Private and Public sector clients and some of Australia’s largest employers, covering a wide range of industries including: Local, State and Commonwealth Government employers; Transport and Logistics; Construction; Power supply; Energy; Resources; Retail; Higher Education; Health; Emergency Services; Sport and Entertainment; Postal; Security Agencies; and Agribusiness. He is particularly skilled at identifying and advising on the employment law issues arising out of sales, mergers and liquidations.

Having started his career as an Industrial Relations Advocate, advising Unions and Government on Industrial Relations and Workplace matters, Glen successfully established his own Workplace and Government practice in Perth, representing over 20 blue chip companies. As the practice grew and developed a strong presence across Government and the Private sector, Glen was approached by Clayton Utz to set up a Workplace and Employment practice in Perth, which he did in 2000.

The establishment of the Perth practice was so successful that Glen was then asked by the Clayton Utz executive group to relocate to the Melbourne Office in 2008 and replicate his success in Perth. With his relocation to Melbourne and subsequent appointment to Managing Partner in 2010, Glen successfully further developed Clayton Utz’s Government and Workplace practice in Melbourne, leveraging his strong political, State and Federal Government and Public Sector networks. Glen saw the Melbourne practice not only grow, but also grow a stronger foothold nationally, including in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Glen has over 20 years’ experience advising State Governments across the breath of Australia on Industrial Relations and Workplace matters, having worked on a number of the biggest infrastructure projects ever seen in both Western Australia and Victoria.

Glen has also provided advice to Local, State and Commonwealth Government employers in the following industry sectors; Transport and Logistics; Construction and Infrastructure; Mining/Resources; Education; Sports Infrastructure; Health; and Emergency Services, on issues relating to Industrial Relations and Workplace matters, and as a result has built a strong profile in Western Australia, Victoria, the ACT and Northern Territory.

This experience has given Glen a deep understanding of Government issues and an intuitive approach to working with the Public Sector, especially dealing with difficult Unions, helping clients to manage growth and productivity, improve performance and mitigate risk. Glen provides targeted, timely and quality advice to support government’s delivery of projects

Glen has been recognised as a leading trainer, in the areas of Workplace and Employment Law, Human Resources, and Workplace Investigations:

Since 1995, Glen has developed and delivered Workplace Management Capability training for a large number of corporate and government clients including: Wesfarmers; Adelaide Brighton; Cockburn Cement; St John Ambulance; Australian Railroad Group; CFA, Murdoch University; La Trobe University; Victoria University; University of Canberra; NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services; and Toll to name a few.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Employment and Industrial Law
  • Industrial Relations Workplace
  • Employment Conditions and Contracts
  • Enterprise Bargaining
  • Health and Safety
  • Discrimination/Equal Opportunity
  • General Litigation – Dispute Resolution
  • Legal and Management Capability Training


  • 2014

    Productivity Opinion Piece.

    Managing Ill and Injured Employees

    Managing Performance and Conduct for productivity in the Victorian Public Sector

  • 2012

    Executive Employment; Compliance and Risk Issues

    Regulating the Private Conduct of Employees; AFL as a Case Study: Glen Bartlett and Regan Sterry: Published in the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal

  • 2010

    Regulating Employer Behaviour in Thier Private Time : Glen Bartlett and Regan Sterry : Piblished in Employment Law Bulleting


  • 2009

    Enterprise Bargaining booklet and Manual of Resource

  • 1999
    Termination of Employment | National Guidelines for Managers and Supervisors in Australia
  • 1995
    Industrial Relations and Sports: Australian Soccer Players Seek "Free Agency", Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia, Occasional Papers
  • 1995
    Termination of Employment : Legal Aspects of Counselling and Procedural Fairness. Journal of Contemporary issues in Business and Government, Vol 1, No 1
  • 1994
    Author of review of a report produced by the Business Council of Australia entitled "Working Relations : A Fresh Start for Australian Enterprise." Published by Australian Journal of Labour Law
Best Lawyers Australia

Labour and Employment 2008-2009

Best Lawyers Australia

Government 2013-2015

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