Our Team

Sydney Office


Managing Principal

The firm’s founder and managing principal, Bill McNally offers rare wisdom and insight gained from representing workers and their unions for over forty years. Bill is recognised as one of the country’s most experienced practising industrial lawyers.

Throughout his career, Bill has trained many leading barristers, solicitors and Judges. He is particularly proud of his role as one of the pioneers of compulsory employee superannuation.

Bill is an Accredited Specialist in employment and industrial law.

To contact Bill bill@mcnally.com.au



David Trainor practices exclusively in compensation law. He has particular expertise in workplace injuries, seafarers’ compensation and other maritime claims.

David, who has been a practising lawyer for over 33 years is an Accredited Specialist in compensation law.

Under NSW law, personal injury services cannot be advertised. Information about David’s services and expertise can be provided on direct request by phoning (02) 9233 4744.

To contact David david@mcnally.com.au



Michael Jaloussis has been a lawyer for more than 29 years. He practices mainly in Industrial and Employment law and has represented many of our union clients and their members in many important cases involving unfair dismissal, retrenchments and underpayment of wages. Michael also has broad experience in many other areas of the law and practices in Family law (including de facto relationships), Criminal law, Family Provision matters and deceased estates, Income Protection claims, Superannuation claims, Discrimination law and general litigation, including commercial matters.

Over the years Michael has personally advocated cases in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission, the Chief Industrial Magistrate’s Court, the NSW local courts, Fair Work Australia and the former Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Michael also appears in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme and District Courts of NSW, the Human Rights Commission, the Anti Discrimination Board of NSW, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal and the NSW Industrial Court.

Michael speaks Greek fluently and has represented many members of the Greek community.

To contact Michael michael@mcnally.com.au



Richard has been a solicitor since 1977, practising mainly in the compensation field. He was a principal of Jones Staff & Co for 28 years prior to its merger with W.G.McNally & Co.

Richard has acted in many of the leading cases in his field over the years and has been a member of the Compensation Court Rules Committee. Richard represented the NSW Law Society in discussions with WorkCover aimed at improving the delivery of compensation benefits to injured workers. He also advised Unions N.S.W. on the effect and impact on the rights of injured workers following changes to NSW compensation laws.

Richard adopts a “hands on” approach to his matters and personally attends to all aspects of his matters, appearing on behalf of his clients at the hearing of their matters.

Under NSW law personal injury services cannot be advertised. Information about Richard’s services and expertise can be provided on direct request by phoning 02 9233 4744.

To contact Richard richard@mcnally.com.au



A lawyer with over 17 years experience representing unions and their members in the public sector, the maritime and manufacturing industries.

Nathan is experienced in all areas of employment and industrial law including discrimination, unfair dismissal, freedom of association, contract negotiation, breach of employment contracts, restraint of trade, redundancies, disciplinary matters, promotion appeals, contractor issues, agreement making, transfer of business and other industrial disputes.

He appears in the Federal Court, Federal Magistrates Court, Fair Work Australia, and the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and has represented clients in coronial inquests, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Anti-discrimination Board.

Nathan is an Accredited Specialist in Employment and Industrial law.

To contact Nathan nathan@mcnally.com.au



A Lawyer since 2006 with a tough, no nonsense style, Biljana works in the important areas of family law, wills, estates, personal injury / workers compensation, income protection insurance claims, motor vehicle accidents, victims compensation, criminal law and civil litigation.

Biljana speaks Croatian and Serbian fluently and has represented many within the Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian communities.

To contact Biljana biljana@mcnally.com.au



A lawyer with 10 years experience, Damien mainly practices in the area of compensation law, with a focus on work related injuries. He has a wealth of experience in workers compensation in cases as diverse as work related psychiatric / psychological illness, industrial deafness and industrial fatalities.

Damien appears in a range of jurisdictions, including the New South Wales Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Workers Compensation Commission.

He also has experience in criminal matters, wills & estates, coronial inquests, public liability claims, medical negligence, victim’s compensation, third party property damage claims, motor vehicle accidents, seafarers’ compensation and all facets of workplace law including occupational health and safety.

Under NSW Law personal injury services cannot be advertised. Information about Damien’s services and expertise can be provided on direct request by phoning (02) 9233 4744.

To contact Damien damien@mcnally.com.au

Michael Burns


Michael has been a lawyer since 1997. He is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Industrial and Employment Law.

Michael has worked for a number of labour law firms and trade unions and has built up an enviable knowledge of industrial and employment law in Australia and the operations of trade unions within our industrial relations system.

Michael appears in employment and union-related matters in industrial tribunals across Australia and in the state Supreme Courts, the Federal Court and the High Court. Prior to joining W.G. McNally Jones Staff he was General Counsel for the Transport Workers’ Union of Australia and in that role he had front seat involvement in the Qantas dispute, the modern award review process, union governance and enterprise bargaining on a national scale. During his career Michael has regularly been seconded into unions to cover internal absences and work overflow.

To contact Michael michael.burns@mcnally.com.au



Amber started with us as a receptionist in 1999 and soon progressed to the role of legal secretary. After completing studies at the Macquarie University in 2003, Amber became a qualified, licensed conveyancer. Amber now attends to our client’s conveyancing and probate matters in New South Wales.

To contact Amber amber@mcnally.com.au



Mark is a lawyer with over 40 years experience. Previously the senior partner in a litigation firm providing advice to unions and their members, Mark is now a senior consultant in our team. Mark is experienced in a range of fields including personal injury law, general litigation, estate planning, commercial law, general property and leasing transactions.

To contact Mark mark@mcnally.com.au



A consultant to the firm since 2008, The Honorable Lance Wright QC has been practising in the fields of Industrial and Employment Law for over 40 years.

Lance commenced working as an Industrial Officer in 1969. He worked for the Public Service Association of NSW (PSA) and the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU). He went on to practice as a barrister in 1979 and was appointed as a Queens Counsel in 1991. From 1998 to 2008, Lance was the President of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

As a practising barrister, Lance appeared in cases in state and federal courts and tribunals including the NSW Court of Appeal, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. Lance brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to the practice of law and the advice he gives to clients.

To contact Lance lance@mcnally.com.au

Perth Offices

Larissa Atkinson


To contact Larissa larissa@mcnally.com.au

Cory Fogliani


Cory commenced with WG McNally Jones Staff as a law clerk in April 2013.  Cory was admitted to practice as a lawyer in April 2014.  He is listed on the register of practitioners in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Cory is a qualified locomotive driver.  Before moving into the legal professional, Cory spent time driving freight/bulk trains in the south west of Western Australia.  Cory also spent several years as an elected official and industrial officer at the Rail Tram and Bus Union in Western Australia.

Cory’s main areas of interest are employment law, industrial relations, contract law and restitution/unjust enrichment.  He is also a keen martial artist outside of work.

To contact Cory cory@mcnally.com.au

Nicola Wiseman


Nicola was admitted to practice in 2011. She completed her articles of clerkship in a specialist family law practice where she worked for two years.

Nicola works primarily in the area of family law, including property, financial and children matters. She assists clients wherever possible, to reach agreement by mediation, negotiation or representation in the Family Court of Western Australia, the Federal Magistrates’ Court and the Family Court of Australia. Nicola has also appeared in the Magistrate’s Court of Western Australia.

Nicola can also assist clients in deceased estate matters by applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. Nicola also works with lawyers from our Sydney office to assist clients in these matters, if there are assets situated in NSW.

To contact Nicola nicola@mcnally.com.au