Nimrod Amanuel
Henry Mitchell
Law Graduate
Jiashu Wang
Law Graduate
Rachel Stower
Chris Lin
Eamonn Carpenter
Sam Poulsen
Joel Whale
Special Counsel

Cormac Foley

Senior Associate

Cormac is a qualified employment lawyer with extensive experience advising clients through complex workplace scenarios including consultation processes, disciplinary proceedings, investigations, enforcement of post-employment restrictions and the interpretation of industrial instruments and executive remuneration arrangements.

Cormac is recognised for his empathetic and friendly approach to his work and his ability to build strong lasting relationships with his clients and colleagues. He provides practical, solutions-focused advice that stems from his deep understanding of his clients and their specific needs.

He has represented clients in litigation proceedings in the Fair Work Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission and Federal Court of Australia, including in mediations and conciliations, where he leverages his broad expertise in addition to his creative approach to resolve disputes.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Cormac worked as a lawyer for specialist employment law firm Danny King Legal and as a Magistrate Assistant in Waverley Local Court prior to that.


Employment Law; Employment Disputes; Work Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination Law

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce – University of Wollongong.
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales and Western Australia.
  • Acted for ASX Listed company on the implementation of mandatory vaccination policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Acted for an Australian company in the enforcement of contractual non-solicitation and non-compete.
  • Advised Australian company through the implementation of restructure resulting in redundancies.
  • Instructed Counsel in the Federal Court of Australia in a successful judgement in a General Protections claim in both the first instance and then upheld on appeal by the Full Federal Court of Australia.
  • Settled and resolved disputes relating to breaches of the General Protections in the Federal Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia at mediation.