Haydon specialises in employment law and heads our Workplace Team. He has a talent for assisting employers and employees to navigate complex industrial relations laws and disputes.
Haydon Potter
Senior Associate Solicitor

Haydon represents employers and employees in relation to Employment Agreements, Award interpretations, industrial disputes, transfer of business issues, performance management, restraints of trade, terminations and redundancies and general employment related issues.

He heads the Firm’s Workplace Team after practicing almost exclusively in the areas of workplace and industrial relations.

Haydon graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce. He has also been admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

About Haydon

Haydon has a strong work ethic and commitment to his practice.

He regularly appears in the Fair Work Commission in relation to unfair dismissal and general protections claims under the Fair Work Act.

Not only is Haydon exceptional at his job, he is a genuinely kind person.

“If I could leave Haydon Potter a 10-star review I would! After a very disappointing and frustrating experience with an alternate legal service, I was not confident that my workplace matter could be resolved efficiently or cost-effectively. I am so pleased that I persisted with the matter and that Haydon was assigned to my case. He got proceedings moving from day one and continued to keep the momentum going until the matter was resolved appropriately. Haydon is super knowledgeable and provided various options to proceedings, he was only ever a phone call or email away. Thank you so very much Haydon!”

Becky Mungoven

From the very first phone call Haydon put me at ease with his friendly professional manner.

“I have been dealing with Haydon Potter about an employment matter that was very worrying to me. The way in which he dealt with my information was amazing and his advice was invaluable. Haydon was easy to get hold of when I needed to and was prompt and attentive each time. I am pleased to say that I have a favourable outcome from the matter and would not hesitate to recommend his services to all.”

Tracey Hicks

I really didn’t know how to put into words how incredible Haydon has been as my lawyer.

“It has taken me way longer to write this review than it should have, the reason being, I really didn’t know how to put into words how incredible Haydon has been as my lawyer over the last few months. He has been patient, kind and understanding, he is so knowledgeable in employment law and he has put my best interests ahead of anything else. I went into my first appointment with Haydon hoping to find a good lawyer. I found a GREAT lawyer but I also found a good person and a good friend. I cannot thank Haydon enough for everything.”

Emily Ostler

I highly recommend Haydon Potter to anyone with any workplace issues they have.

I contacted Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers over a employment issue I had and needed advice. I was represented by Haydon Potter who was very professional and his understanding and knowledge of workplace law helped me understand my situation. He was always available for communication and advice on the matter helped guide me to a favourable outcome.

George Mitreski

I can definitely recommend Haydon.

I would like express my thanks to Haydon from Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers for his professionalism and advice during a recent matter. I found he was very attentive and thorough with his communication.

David Higgins

Haydon has shown nothing but the utmost patience, respect and consideration with the matters at hand.

He explained everything so thoroughly and advised best as to what the next steps should be. I cannot recommend not only the law firm, but Haydon himself enough! You’ve got yourself a longtime client here.

Nathan Rich

I highly recommend Haydon to anyone.

“Couldn’t be happier with the services provided to me so far. Haydon is nothing short of amazing and has been consistently patient and understanding. He is enthusiastic and diligent in his work.”

Finisi Toki

I cannot recommend the employment law team from Roberts Crosbie Mortensen enough!

“Haydon, Mitchell and Emily were so friendly and genuine to deal with. They made sure I understood every step of my process, as well as provided top notch assistance at the drop of a hat. I am so thankful I had them during my ordeal and for anyone needing an excellent employment lawyer, Haydon and his team are the very best!!”

Tahnee Marsh

They were fast, efficient and provided timely and accurate legal advice.

“Haydon & Felicity have been outstanding in assisting me with a recent matter. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for professional, legal advice.”

Tarryn Mathie

Very efficient, very responsive.

“Recent legal matter needed to be attended to. Haydon was very efficient and clearly explained the steps in the matter.”

Chris Trees

Will always recommend!

“Haydon provided an impeccable quality service with excellent understanding and assistance, during a troubling time.”

Shane Steffen

Haydon Potter and the team at Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers are very professional.

“Haydon Potter and the team at Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers are very professional and helped me through a very difficult protected action case against my former employer.”

Garth Blewitt

Highly recommended.

“Haydon and the team at Robert’s Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers are very professional and helped me through my situation with a strong positive outcome.”

Malcolm Rennie

The service was professional and very efficient.

“Medical Foot Care was exceptionally pleased with the services offered by Roberts Crosbie Mortensen, specifically Hayden Potter, for a work related matter which resulted in an awesome outcome for the business. Would highly recommend their services for all work related issues where legal representation is needed.”

Gerard Zammit
Medical Foot Care

Ultimately, a positive result was achieved for which I am truly grateful.

“I engaged Haydon Potter from Roberts Crosbie Mortensen for an issue relating to employment law. Haydon’s subject knowledge, advice, responsiveness and professionalism were second to none. I am more than happy to recommend Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers. Thanks again.”

Katrina Burrell

I’ve had an excellent experience in my dealings with Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers.

“Both Haydon and Amanda have offered my business excellent and timely advice on several matters.”

Mitchell Jones

I would recommend Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers.

“A big thank you to Haydon Potter at Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers. A very thoughtful and timely discussion as part of a free consultation.”

Andrew D

Haydon’s advice allowed us to make the right decision and we would highly recommend his services.

“Following our initial enquiry Haydon Potter contacted us within an hour having read and understood the various documents we had sent him. Haydon provided clear and concise advice and explained the options available for our case.”

Louise G

Would highly recommend Haydon.

“Had the pleasure of working with haydon, everything was spot on from start to finish.”

Bradyn Perryfonua

Excellent service for a recent legal matter.

“Haydon was very efficient and first rate with his communications. Should the need arise I highly recommend Robert Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers to assist you.”

Wayne Hindson

I had a result in a short turnaround and am now feeling more at ease.

“I was referred to Roberts Crosbie Mortensen, specifically Haydon Potter by a colleague of mine as I was going through a but of a rough patch with an ex employee. Haydon was responsive and professional on every occasion we had liason. Thank you Haydon for your assistance.”

Jenny Pither

I would recommend Haydon and wish the very best for his future.

“I am very pleased with the legal service provided by Haydon Potter.

He has acted in the best interest of the client which is for justice and fairness to be upheld in a challenging situation.

From the start, he always listened to client’s needs, is very understanding to client’s situation, offers sound and practical legal advice, keeps things forthright and clear, and communicates promptly. I can rest assured the matter is in good hands.”

We cannot be more grateful to have Haydon represent us.

“Received a vicious attack from somebody via social media to the business that I have. It caused severe damage to our business. Engaged with Haydon Potter, his prompt response and professional service steered us in the right direction and helped us to recover.”


Jing Wang

Very efficient, very responsive.

“Recent legal matter needed to be attended to. Haydon was very efficient and clearly explained the steps in the matter.”

Chris T

Areas of Law

Who Haydon works with

Haydon works with corporate clients, employers, employees, and contractors in a wide array of industries and professions.


Haydon is committed to working with his clients to deliver advice that is practical and clear to assist the client in receiving the best possible outcome.

Haydon uses skills and knowledge from both his commerce and law degrees to assist his clients in navigating complex workplace legal issues that arise.

As the Firm’s workplace and industrial relations leader, Haydon takes pride in developing innovative and cost–effective solutions for his clients that allow them to move on with their lives as soon as possible. Haydon’s work overlaps with all the Firm’s practice areas, and he enjoys being able to work with his colleagues daily to find personalized solutions for clients of the Firm.

Haydon uses a collaborative approach that supports his clients to make informed and strategic decisions.


Haydon holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) with Honours Class II Division 1, a Diploma of Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Haydon was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Haydon is an active member of Hunter Young Professionals and Industrial Relations Society of NSW.


Haydon enjoys spending his spare time on the golf course and watching his favourite teams the Sydney Swans and Newcastle Knights play. Haydon also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends outside of his sporting interests.



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