Luke Tiley

Principal

Luke Tiley is an Accredited Workplace Relations Law Specialist, and is recognised as one of Australia's leading employment and industrial relation lawyers.

Luke Tiley is a Principal at Hall Payne and is an Accredited Workplace Relations Law Specialist. Luke is consistently recognised as one of Australia’s leading employment law and industrial relations lawyers by Doyle’s Guide.

He practices primarily in industrial relations law for employees and trade unions in the construction, mining and manufacturing areas.

“I believe in dignity at work,” says Luke.

“A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”

Luke’s work takes him to the Northern Territory as well as the courts and tribunals that deal with employment, industrial, defamation and anti-discrimination proceedings. In Queensland, he most often practises in the Fair Work Division of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.

“I try to understand what each party is seeking and if it can, or can’t, be amicably resolved. My job is also to push boundaries to improve the outcome for those I represent as well as other workers who might benefit too.”

Luke has done secondments with United Voice, the Rail, Tram and Bus Union and the Finance Sector Union, giving him a deep understanding of what trade union clients seek to achieve.

He remembers two cases especially well. In 2008, he worked on a case where 15,000 cleaners were ultimately given a pay rise.

“It was a significant win in an industry typified by exploitation.”

Earlier in his career, Luke was involved in litigation to recover wages stolen from Aboriginal people who were wards of the state in the 1950’s and 60’s.

“I enjoy how workplace law can profoundly affect everyday people, every day of their working life.”

Luke is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland and a former member of the management committee of the Welfare Rights Centre Inc. He has volunteered with the Caxton Legal Centre and authored the employment law chapter of Caxton’s Queensland law handbook.

Record collecting, golf and travel keep Luke happily busy when he is not at work.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

21 Jul 2020  Google Beau S

Alexander Williams was my lawyer from Hall Payne lawyer’s, and he was excellent, from my first free consolation to the moment we stepped in the court room, as it was a stressful situation for myself Alex always seemed calm through the whole process, very knowledgeable and professional in the way he approached my case, would have no dramas recommending Alex or his firm to represent anybody. I can’t thank Alex enough and his firm as now I can move on from this stressful and scary time in my life. Thank you Alex and Hall and Payne

15 Jul 2020  Google Cassandra S

Kris Birch was my Lawyer from Hall Payne Lawyers and she was absolutely brilliant. I found Kris to be very personable and realistic in how she approached my case individually and she left no stone unturned to get me the best possible outcome with my legal matter. Kris has a lot of knowledge over many facets of law areas which is quite evident after talking to her and has a lot of networking contacts that she can call on at any given time if required. Kris will always give the worst case scenario and is very transparent of what she can and can't achieve with your individual situation. I honestly can't recommend Kris highly enough and have already spoken about her to other colleagues and friends and won't hesitate in referring her to others as I know she was there during a very scary time in my life and without her professional guidance I can only wonder where I'd be now instead of remaining gainfully employed with respect from my peers and management.

05 Jun 2020  Google StevoTheGreat
20 Mar 2020  Google Matthew K

I would like to thank all the team at hall and payne for the professionalism and really big thing for me was there care that the team had were other companies like T/FREEMAN DIDNT THINK I HAD A CASE were cale fryer and david McCormack and Jaclyn Green were there all the way so thank you for great outcome I wouldn't of done it with out you

07 Feb 2020  Google Hugh W
13 Nov 2019  Google Mick G

I would not hesitate to recommend the legal services of the Hall Payne team. I have just successfully concluded a long and drawn-out industrial relations issue with a previous employer. Although i have had a number of solicitors work on my case the process has been very smooth and well coordinated. One of the more satisfying things with Hall Payne has been their prompt response to all communications, be it phone calls or Mail (electronic and snail mail). When it comes to Industrial Relations issues I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hall Payne Lawyers.

05 Feb 2016  Email Maria S

Hi Leanne,

Good morning! How are you?

I am sorry to bother you but i wanted to let you know that there are times i still think of you and everyone at Hall Payne Lawyers that helped us.

Tyrone is back to school since last week and seems settled.  He is getting taller and gained a couple of kilos.  He is so heavy but still sit on may lap as if he only weighs 10kilos.  Work is constantly busy. 

Anyways, I wanted to say thank you again.  Because of you and everyone at Hall Payne Lawyers - tyrone and I are enjoying life here in Australia and the blessings that comes with it.

My sincerest gratitude and more power!!

Sincerely,

Maria S

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Recent Blogs by Luke

AMOU and Maritime Officer Win Expenses Reimbursement

Maritime Officer wins “reimbursement of revalidation expenses” originally rejected by employer

Another great win for Maritime Officers. This decision is a significant win for the Union and its members and provides clarity for members to access benefits of any additional obligations of the employer that may exist under the Agreement.

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Over $198,000 backpay for mine workers plus fines for Rio Tinto

Over $198,000 backpay for mine workers plus fines for Rio Tinto

Regular readers of the Hall Payne blog will recall our April 2018 article “Rio Tinto fined again for breach of Hail Creek enterprise agreement”. That story related to breach of…

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Supreme Court upholds peaceful assembly in support of enterprise bargaining campaign

Supreme Court upholds peaceful assembly in support of enterprise bargaining campaign

In a test of Queensland’s laws around peaceful assemblies, Queensland’s Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Glencore to stop Union members exercising their democratic and industrial rights. The CFMEU…

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