Matoula Makris

Matoula Makris specialises in workplace relations and safety law, having practised exclusively in these fields throughout her legal career.

Matoula assists clients across a broad range of industries in the private sector as well as government and statutory authorities.  Her practice has both an advisory and litigious focus.

Matoula is also an experienced presenter having designed and delivered various training programs and seminars to employer clients.


Matoula’s experience includes advising:

  • A vendor farming client on complex employment issues arising from transferring employee entitlements as part of a multi-million dollar business sale;
  • Not for profit on a complex disciplinary investigation involving bullying allegations made by multiple personnel against a senior employee;
  • An employer on a workplace health and safety investigation of an incident involving large scale property damage and significant injuries sustained by multiple employees;
  • An employer on unfair dismissal proceedings alleging to be entitled to on-going employment in circumstances where the employment was for a fixed term; and
  • A medical services firm on protracted enterprise bargaining negotiations against a background of union involvement.

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