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In an ever-changing safety landscape, employers are under enormous pressure to comply with multiple safety obligations and respond appropriately to incidents. We advise and act on behalf of utilities, clients in the resource sector, professional services, logistics and transport, and commercial developers on a wide range of safety issues.

We have extensive experience working with clients in the spotlight of regulatory investigations and prosecutions, and coronial inquests and inquiries. Clients ask us to deal with investigations, requests for information, communications, worker and manager interviews, submissions and defences. As part of this work, we provide workplace health and safety (WHS) legal briefings for senior executives and boards and WHS training for staff and managers, including court simulations and regulator interview simulations.

When it comes to safety litigation, we manage claims, advise on litigation strategies, and conduct executive liability briefings. We also assist with improvement and prohibition notices, strategy, internal review, litigation and appeals, as well as the preparation and approval of Enforceable Undertakings.  

Clients seek our support to ensure their safety governance and assurance is robust. We help with regulatory compliance, risk management, policy development, codes of conduct, investigations and training. Specialist areas include due diligence compliance, drugs and alcohol, fatigue management, mental health and violence in the workplace.

We work with our consumable manufacturer clients to ensure compliance with food safety, food handling and contamination regulations, and to provide guidance on liability. We also have expertise in transport chain of responsibility, including advising on regulations, improvement and infringement notices, supervisory intervention orders, licensing and registration sanctions, prohibition orders and penalties.

In construction, we work in contractor management, dealing with systems, contracts and document reviews. And across all industries, we support due diligence from a policy and procedure, and regulatory compliance perspective—and assist with audits and inspections.

Our clients value our Safety Incident Response Hotline, which includes 20 minutes of free telephone advice.

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Independently acknowledged as a leader in our field, our team was recently awarded AFR Best Lawyers 2020 & 2019 Law Firm of the Year for expertise in Occupational Health & Safety Law.

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