Registered Associations

28 June 2012


The HSU scandal has placed greater scrutiny on the law governing trade unions and employer organisations, which this new second semester intensive will explore.

Registered Associations examines the history of trade union law, why and how employer and employee organisations are registered, what powers they have and the rules by which they must operate.

The unit will be taught by Barrister, Ingmar Taylor from State Chambers, Sydney. Ingmar Taylor is a counsel in the areas of industrial and employment law and occupational health and safety law.

He appears regularly before the Federal Court, Federal Magistrates Court, Supreme Court (NSW), Industrial Court of NSW, Fair Work Australia and superior appellate courts, including the High Court.

He regularly appears for unions, large employers and employer organisations, and Government (including the Attorney General NSW).

In Respect of occupational health and safety proceedings, he is briefed to appear for the prosecutor (WorkCover and the Department of Industry and Investment) and for the defence in major cases involving fatalities.


Semester 2 Intensive

10-11 & 24-25 August 2012

Seminar Room 102

Sydney Law School (F10)

University of Sydney NSW 2006


  • Class Participation (20%)
  • 1 x Take-Home Exam (80%)

Registered Associations is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Legal practitioners can count this unit of study towards Mandatory Continuing Legal Educaiton (MCLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

Candidates can elect to complete the assessment, claim the MCLE or CPD points and then count the unit towards a degree at a later stage.

Alternatively, candidates can elect not to complete the assessment but still claim the MCLE or CPD points.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 3225300467125109310c3a30243e0424094005051c401a5137254c0939