Managing Director, Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors (ABLA)
Luis oversees ABLA's Sydney Workplace Relations practice and has over 15 years’ experience practicing as a specialist employment and industrial relations lawyer. Luis’ recent personal advocacy success includes representation of ACCI and Business NSW in test case proceedings pertaining to overtime provisions for casuals and inserting new schedules into modern awards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Luis’ advocacy experience in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals is extensive. In addition to achieving successful outcomes for clients as an advocate in numerous unfair dismissal and industrial dispute arbitrations, Luis acted as one of the lead employer advocates in the 2014/2015 Fair Work Commission Annual Leave Test Case as well as the highly publicised 2016/2017 Penalty Rates Test Case. Following heavily contested hearings in both proceedings, Luis ultimately succeeded in securing a raft of amendments to modern awards in respect of both annual leave and weekend penalty rates.
Luis is regularly recognised by peers and clients as an expert in this field and was named a leading practitioner in employment law for the 2022 Doyles' Guide.