Keynote Speakers

Professor Douglas Brodie

The implications of the High Court’s decisions in CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting Pty Ltd and ZG Operations Australia Pty Ltd v Jamsek and the focus on the formal terms of the contract at the time of formation will be central to discussions about the “COVID-normal” world of work.

ALLA is delighted to announce that Professor Douglas Brodie from the University of Strathclyde will be joining the conference in person to present a keynote address which examines in a comparative context the approach of courts in the United Kingdom in light of these significant decisions.

Professor Brodie is Associate Principal for Social Inclusion at the University of Strathclyde. His role includes championing widening access at all levels of study. He is also leading on ensuring that the establishment of the Glasgow City Innovation District promotes social inclusion.
He is an authority on Labour Law and Delict. His main research interests are in the area of employment contract and the history of Labour Law and in the area of Delict, the analysis of negligence.
He served as Executive Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences from January 2015 to September 2020. Prior to Strathclyde, he was Professor of Employment Law at the University of Edinburgh, and served as Dean from 2007 to 2011 and was Head of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling from 2011 to 2014. He also served as Dean for Internationalisation at Stirling.
He has published widely and amongst his publications are: A History of British Labour Law (2003), The Employment Contract (2005), The Contract of Employment (2008), Enterprise Liability and the Common Law (2010) and The Common Law Employment Relationship (2017). His latest book The Future of the Employment Contract will be published by Elgar in July 2021. His work is impactful and has been cited to and by superior courts in several jurisdictions.

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