Michal Roucek

Partner and Solicitor

Michal is a Partner and Solicitor at Citation Legal and is based in Sydney and has also worked in London. Since 2009, he has worked exclusively in workplace and industrial relations law and is known as a safe pair of hands in dealing with complex workplace disputes and strategic litigation in the full suite of employment, workplace relations, industrial relations and executive level. Michal is an interest-based advocate recognised by both the business and union-employee communities as a conciliatory and innovative problem solver. He is focussed on outcomes and solutions for clients.

Michal has particular experience in acting for businesses (ASX listed, small, medium, large and multinational businesses) and individuals in a range of industries including aged, social and community care, health and human services, food and beverage production, banking and finance, manufacturing, children’s services, aged care, health and human services, and transport and logistics.

“I’m very pleased to be a leader within workplace law at Citation Legal. I care for and respect the people, clients and community I work with and believe that our collective diversity is a strength. Our steely focus is to be best in our space, providing the very highest standard of legal services, working harder than the opponent, but not losing sight of the joy our work can bring. Citation Legal has a strong focus on strategic delivery, and this is what sets our team apart from others. I have been told by clients that I’m calm and level-headed in a crisis, and bring a level of commitment and dedication to dealing with the issue that they value highly.”

Michal advises on all aspects of the employment relations and IR sphere including:

  • Enterprise bargaining, including actively participating and providing strategic advice.
  • Industrial disputes.
  • Protected and unprotected industrial action.
  • Redundancies and restructuring.
  • Restraints of trade.
  • Work health and safety.
  • Anti-discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Equal employment opportunity.
  • Unfair dismissals and general protections claims.
  • Discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • Appearing in the two and four-yearly Review of Modern Awards.
  • Workplace investigations.

Michal regularly appears for and on behalf of clients in the Fair Work Commission, NSW Industrial Relations Commission, Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit & Family Court and High Court of Australia.


  • Bachelor of Laws| Bachelor of Media (Macquarie University).