What will the seminar cover?
Last year saw QLD’s first sentencing decision in relation to the offence of industrial manslaughter pursuant to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Since the introduction of the offence in 2017 we have seen the establishment of the Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor and an increase in prosecutions under the WHSA and other similar acts. This has led to an increased focused upon the availability of insurance cover for these types of matters – with New South Wales recently legislating to ban cover for the same.
The session will provide an important idea of the state of play in work health safety (WHS) prosecutions by considering:
- Prosecutions under the various related work health and safety statutes
- How to prepare for WHS prosecutions
- Insurance coverage issues which may arise in the space
Who should attend?
Lawyers from all Australian states and territories with practices concerning work health safety and insurance law, as well as those with practices concerning inquiries and coronial inquests will find this a crucial update.
Kristi Riedel (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Within her commercial law practice Kristi is well-versed in assisting clients in matters concerning employment law and land law, in addition to defamation matters. She has extensive experience in all facets of insurance law – including professional negligence, financial lines and personal injury claims – and is recommended by Doyle’s Guide and Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers® in this field.
Prior to being called to the bar, Kristi practised as a solicitor and acted for local and international insurers handling professional indemnity, D & O, financial lines, personal injury, workers’ compensation and life insurance claims and also advising insurers on issues of policy interpretation and indemnity.
Appearing led and unled in state and federal courts, tribunals and coronial inquests, Kristi is known for being diligent, approachable and easy to work with.
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
The PowerPoint from the presentation is published below.
An edited transcript of the presentation is available below.