(02) 9236 8616


Level 6, 169 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 328

Practice Areas


Industrial Relations

Commercial and Equity

Corporations Matters

Human Rights and Discrimination

Workplace Health and Safety Prosecutions

Sports Law

Professional Discipline

Coronial and other Inquiries

Administrative and Public Law


Michael Whitbread was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 2011 and was called to the Bar in 2019. 

Prior to commencing at the Bar, Michael worked at Jones Day in its Labour and Employment team (2014 to 2019) and Allens Linklaters in its Commercial Litigation team (2011 to 2014). While at Jones Day Michael acted as in-house Country Counsel, Australia for Boeing (2016 to 2017). 

Michael is a Professional Fellow of the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law where he coordinates and teaches a course in Industrial & Labour Law. 

Michael accepts briefs in all areas and has particular expertise in employment law, industrial relations, discrimination and work health and safety matters. He also has experience in sports law matters having acted as a clerk of the Oceania Registry of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 


Bachelor of Laws (UNSW) (2010)

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (UNSW) (2010)


Professional Fellow, University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law