special counsel/consultant

alistair talbert
special counsel


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Alistair leads the Workplace team at Tottle Partners and specialises in employment, occupational health and safety and industrial relations. Alistair has over 12 years’ experience as a workplace lawyer in private practice, and as in-house counsel at Australia Post.

Alistair acts predominantly for companies, organisations and senior executives across a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, mining, engineering, retail and logistics and for government.

He appears in the Federal Circuit Court, Fair Work Commission and other employment tribunals to represent his clients in unfair dismissal, general protection claims and discrimination matters. He provides critical incident management services to clients when safety incidents occur and acts for clients defending prosecutions brought by State and Commonwealth safety regulators.

Alistair is recognised by his clients and peers as a leading employment and safety lawyer, as identified in Doyle’s Guide.



ross harrison


Ross was admitted to practice in 1974.

As a founding Partner of Warren Harrison in 1975, Ross joined Deacons (formerly Sly & Weigall) in 1990 on the merger with Warren Harrison, where he held the position of head of the Insolvency Division.

He has been a Consultant with Tottle Partners since July 2001.

Ross has extensive experience in commercial disputes, financial reconstruction and insolvency matters, particularly advising administrators and liquidators on their duties and obligations in conducting external administrations.  

He also offers advice and drafting services in the areas of succession planning, estate planning, probate applications, estate administration and inheritance claims