Roberts Legal has an expert team headed by Jeremy Kennedy who is a nationally regarded and awarded practitioner who can assist your business in dealing with the entire gamut of workplace related matters.

Our team are considered leading experts in Workplace Health & Safety Law and assist in serious incident management, regulator investigations and prosecutions throughout Australia.

We are available 24/7 to meet your needs and provide timely and practical strategy and assistance in managing your workplace issues.

Roberts Legal works with businesses and their officers to manage work health & safety (WHS) issues from serious and catastrophic incidents to legislative and regulation compliance audits.

Our team knows the importance of comprehensive systems to ensure that businesses & officers are meeting their WHS obligations and are leading edge and strategic in their approach to providing the best outcomes and legal protections for their clients.

From developing tailored systems to providing a rapid and thorough response following an incident, Roberts Legal’s team are considered almost the most experienced and sort after safety lawyers in Australia.

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Whatever business you’re in, creating a safe work environment is the most important investment you can make for the business and its people.

Speak to a Work Health & Safety Lawyer today about your legal responsibilities.

Roberts Legal can assist by offering the following services:

WHS Investigations

  • Conducting and assisting investigations from complaints, safety incidents or fatalities
  • Scope analysis – what needs investigating
  • Interviews – independent and insightful
  • Evidence – gather, review and assess
  • Analyse – identify missing pieces
  • Report – concise findings and recommendations
  • Review – HR processes
  • Acting – representing businesses in prosecutions, litigation or coronial inquests

Incident Management & Safety Regulator Investigations

  • 24 hour / 7 days a week access to our legal advisors
  • Serious incident management strategies
  • Establishment of legal professional privilege
  • ICAM (Incident Cause Analysis Method) investigations
  • Improvement & prohibition notice review and appeals
  • Responses to formal notices for documents and information
  • Regulator interview preparation and representation
  • Enforceable undertaking development and submissions
  • Coronial inquests
  • Prosecution representation
  • Pleas and hearings

Stakeholder Management and Advice

  • Business to business dealings – consultation requirements and liability issues
  • Union access and pacification
  • Media management
  • Insurance interaction/coverage
  • Injured worker management/support
  • Workers compensation insurance/ premium reviews

WHS Management System Reviews

  • Compliance audit on existing systems
  • Risk management reviews
  • Developing and implementing risk minimisation strategies
  • Insurance reviews and recommendations
  • Post-incident strategic review
  • Assistance in drafting bespoke & compliant policies and procedures
  • Off the shelf compliance products for SME’s

Workplace Health & Safety Training

  • In-house training for all personnel on WHS
  • Officer/management coaching and training programs on due diligence requirements
  • Advice on due diligence approach and systems


Business & Company
4/09/2013 by Sam Roberts

Duties of a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking

The principles that apply to all duties in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 are: a duty is not transferable a person may have more than one duty more than one person can have the same duty risks are managed to ensure they are eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable. Primary […]

Business & Company
4/09/2013 by Sam Roberts

Exercising Due Diligence for Work Health & Safety

Officers must exercise due diligence, which at its simplest, requires an officer to concentrate on managing the work health and safety (WHS) risks of the business or undertaking. An officer must have high, yet attainable standards of due diligence. The reasonable steps officers must take to ensure they are exercising due diligence includes, but is […]

Business & Company
4/09/2013 by Sam Roberts

What is ‘Reasonably Practicable’?

‘Reasonably practicable‘ means doing what is effective and possible to ensure the health and safety of workers and others. All people must be given the highest level of health and safety protection from hazards arising from work, so far as is reasonably practicable. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) should always seek to […]

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Jeremy and his team were committed to ensuring that all options considered and discussed and were open and sharing with their expertise and knowledge.

“I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy when we engaged him to provide expert legal advice to a client on a sensitive and intricate IR issue. In guiding the business to finding a resolution, Jeremy and his team were committed to ensuring that all options considered and discussed and were open and sharing with their expertise and knowledge.”

Kerstin D

Jeremy develops robust long standing and trusting professional relationships.

Jeremy develops robust long standing and trusting professional relationships by consistently demonstrating competence in WHS legal expertise.”

Warren E