Union lawyer heads to bar in NSW

CONSTRUCTION Forestry Mining and Energy Union solicitor Tom Dixon is leaving Perth for the bright lights and challenges of the New South Wales bar and will be replaced by Karen Scoble.

Mr Dixon has been the CFMEU’s in-house counsel for the past 12 months and played a major role in its defence during the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry and several prosecutions that have been brought against its members.

He helped defend CFMEU assistant secretary Joe McDonald in relation to criminal and industrial charges stemming from disputes at a Pindan Constructions site and a BGC site.

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