Brad Popple

Special Counsel

Brad lives and breathes industrial relations. He is an expert in resolving challenging enterprise bargaining rounds and workplace disputes. For over a decade he has been providing some of Australia’s largest and most complex organisations with clear-eyed advice, strategies and solutions to achieve their business imperatives whilst managing legal risk.

Brad quickly builds trust and relationships with key stakeholders to become a trusted advisor on the issues that matter most to the business, partnering with them to deliver timely and practical pathways through complex challenges.

He is also an experienced litigator and advocate, having acted in numerous significant first instance and appellate proceedings in the Federal courts, including ombudsman prosecutions, claims brought by unions and employees, and urgent applications for interlocutory relief. Brad regularly appears in matters of all types in the Fair Work Commission. He has experience across various industries, including oil and gas, mining, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, automotive, stevedoring, and public sector employment.


Recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star in 2024.

Recognised in Best Lawyers in Labour and Employment Law, in 2025 (released in 2024).