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Jeremy Kennedy

Special Counsel

Biography

Jeremy has 30 years of legal experience as a specialist workplace, employment and industrial relations lawyer with a focus on work health and safety, serious incident management and prosecutions by safety regulators.

Jeremy has been acknowledged in 2018 by Doyles Legal Guide as a leading WHS lawyer nationally and as highly recommended in the areas of labour law by Best Lawyers International Legal Guide.

Jeremy is an astute negotiator, strategist and advocate who is respected and highly regarded in this field. He is considered one of Australia’s leading and most experienced WHS lawyers.

Who Jeremy Works With

His clients include major national employers in the health, mining, manufacturing, infrastructure, maritime and electrical supply sectors.

He acts on behalf of corporations and government departments/government owned corporations (both State and Federal) and their officers and directors advising and managing serious workplace incidents, fatalities and prosecutions.

He provides commercial advice and outcomes to employers across the Eastern Australian States, Jeremy has acted and appeared in countless industrial disputes, unfair dismissals, general protections and award breach cases. He has also acted in the past as a prosecutor on behalf of the Workplace Ombudsman prosecuting breaches of the Fair Work Act and Awards.

Approach

Jeremy is an astute negotiator, strategist and advocate highly respected and regarded in his field.

Qualifications

Jeremy has completed the Legal Profession Admission Board’s Diploma in Law. He has also obtained a Masters in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management.

Jeremy is also author of the following text books and publications:

  • LexisNexis publication ‘WHS – What you need to know’ published 2012,
  • Guide to WHS in New South Wales Mining,
  • Master Disaster, WHS guide to incident management, and
  • Guide on Workplace Bullying.

He is author and editor of WHS Lawyer blog and discussion group and a sought-after speaker and trainer on work health and safety issues. He is also a guest lecturer in WHS at various universities across Australia.

 

Memberships

Articles by Jeremy

Business & Company
18/11/2019 by Jeremy Kennedy

Wage Theft- ‘Orgy of Greed’​ or Mass Hysteria?

Recent high profile investigations, significant media coverage and union/ACTU campaigns on what has been labelled as “wage theft” and a business “orgy of greed”[1] have certainly highlighted for Australian employers their ongoing need to comply with the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standard and industry modern awards, but is the problem as large as proponents say? Unions argue that recalcitrant […]

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Testimonials

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