Principal & Director
BA LLB GDLP MCom
Jonathan Mamaril focuses on being practical and providing value for clients by education and training to avoid headaches in the first place, when a problem does occur, deal with the problems properly so it doesn’t fester and become a bigger or litigious problem and if liability has been incurred, the organisation is being sued or a mistake has been made, he is there to mitigate the risk and liability.
Jonathan advises clients on all aspects of Employment Law, including enterprise agreements, collective bargaining and interpretation of Modern Awards. He has represented clients in unfair dismissal, general protections and discrimination matters—from the conciliation conference stage, through to arbitration in the Fair Work Commission.
Jonathan, as the Lawyer for Employers has helped navigate his clients through complex Employment Law legislation, providing them with practical solutions and workplace policies to ensure they abide by their various statutory Employment Law obligations. He has a wealth of experience in advising on restructures, redundancies and performance management, as well as extensive knowledge in matters involving restraint of trade, drafting and reviewing employment contracts and advising on contractor arrangements. Jonathan is particularly interested in Employment Law issues that concern decision makers and human resource practitioners, and he prides himself on providing practical legal advice that aligns with the strategic objectives of his clients.
Before joining NB Lawyers, Jonathan worked for a Trade Union as an Industrial Officer, where he gained experience advising union members on termination of employment and workplace bullying issues. He also worked at a mid-tier Brisbane-based law firm, where he advised several small- to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations in all aspects of Employment Law.
Get to know Jonathan
As an expert in Employment Law, Jonathan is regularly asked to present at seminars, conferences, workshops and summits for industry associations, business owners, Human Resources and Boards and Executives. With an engaging and personable style, Jonathan is regularly contacted by media outlets to give comments on changes in legislation and significant cases such as the Sydney Morning Herald, IntheBlack, ABC News, RPM, Property Observer, The Real Estate Conversation, and News.com.au.
Jonathan also holds a board member position with the Not for Profit and charitable organisation, The Foundation of Student Horizons - an organisation that provides financial assistance to disadvantaged youth throughout Australia and New Zealand; affording them the opportunity to realise their dreams through group travel and experiential learning.
In addition, Jonathan is a member of the Queensland Malt Whisky Society and Australasian Interim Executive Association.