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Jane is a leading health and safety lawyer, and with more than 25 years spent in court rooms and time spent as an executive in a health and safety regulator, she has cultivated a unique and nuanced approach to helping businesses and government anticipate and solve health and safety problems. 

Jane works with clients from large ASX, private and government organisations on a diverse range of health and safety matters including litigation and criminal prosecutions, safety systems and health and safety governance and reporting frameworks. As well as case work, Jane advises Boards and Executive teams on identifying and managing health and safety risks, meeting their compliance and safety goals, and protecting their license to operate.

Jane has built a reputation for her ability to navigate complex health and safety laws. She has been consistently recognised in her field of health and safety law and has been recognised by The Best Lawyers since 2014 for Occupational Health and Safety Law and was their 2020 Lawyer of the year. Jane has also been recognised as a preeminent practitioner for workplace, health and safety by Doyle's Guide, and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners since 2021.


Working across two key pillars of incident prevention and response, Jane supports our clients in often difficult and time-sensitive situations. 

Critical risk management
- assisting our clients put the health and safety legal lens on their core business, highlighting potential risks in processes, procurement, products, services, transport of goods, commercial contracts, contractors and their supply chains.

Advisory - advising Boards and Executive teams on legal compliance, reviewing board reports, reviewing health and safety governance frameworks.

Board and Executive briefings - in Jane’s custom briefings, our clients get a chance to explore how complex health and safety legal concepts apply to them and their organisation. Jane provides insights into the health and safety issues that are key areas of focus for Boards and Executives in Australia in 2024 and beyond. In addition, Jane can cover some or all of the following:

  • the duties of the organisation and the Board and Executives 
  • recent developments in health and safety legislation and enforcement
  • how the general principles of health and safety law are being applied in our clients’ sector and industry
  • the Heavy Vehicle National Law
  • Maritime Safety
  • sexual harassment as a health and safety hazard
  • psychosocial hazards 
  • contractor management
  • industrial/workplace manslaughter 
  • culture and its importance in health and safety compliance.

Investigations and litigation 

Jane has an enviable track record in criminal prosecutions following health and safety incidents. 

She has strategically managed over 200 criminal prosecutions and 500 investigations by safety regulators and achieved successful acquittals for companies and managers who have been prosecuted.

Jane uses a structured process for managing prosecutions including analysis, advice including a risk analysis for the board and executing our clients’ litigation strategy.


Chair for McCormack Housing

Deputy Chair for the Australian Community Support Organisation