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Keisha Currie

LLB

Senior Associate - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety

Expertise

Keisha is an experienced work health and safety lawyer and is passionate about helping clients take a preventative approach to safety. Keisha has experience advising clients within both the public and private sector and has particular experience within the mining industry. Keisha previously worked at the Department of Justice and Attorney-General for Crown Law performing public sector employment and safety work.

Keisha’s practice includes advising on all facets of safety legislation including duties, incident response, assisting with reviews of safety health management systems, legislative compliance and responding to regulatory enforcement action as well as providing and facilitating incident response training.

Experience

Keisha’s recent experience includes: 

Workplace Management

  • reviewing and amending workplace policies and procedures
  • auditing safety health management systems including incident notifications and regulatory responses
  • providing training to the work force regarding health and safety duties and interacting with Inspectors and Police
  • providing training to middle management regarding health and safety duties, liability and incident response
  • providing training to executives and senior management regarding director duties, health and safety duties, liability, incident response and incident investigations
  • preparing and facilitating training to test emergency and incident response procedures.

General Safety

  • advising on liability and exposure relating to safety incidents
  • advising on various duties under safety legislation and meeting statutory obligations
  • advising on principal contractor arrangements including reviewing contractual clauses for principal contractor appointments
  • advising on general safety matters including preventative action and responding to general matters raised by WHSQ or employees.

Incident and regulatory response

  • attending site and assisting clients in incident response
  • representing single or multiple employees during interviews with WHS inspectors following a workplace incident
  • assisting clients in responding to regulatory investigations following a workplace incident including responding to notices to produce documents and information, improvement notices and prohibition notices

Investigations

  • undertaking investigations, in person or desktop, into workplace incidents and providing an investigation report for the purpose of providing the client with advice
  • undertaking and advising on workplace investigations into complaints of health and safety concerns, employee misconduct and other workplace allegations.

Litigation

  • reviewing prosecution briefs and providing preliminary advice regarding liability and prospects of success.

Publications

02 December 2022 - Knowledge

How will the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act impact human resource management? (Part 1)

#Workplace Relations & Safety

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 has made substantial amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). In this first article of a multi-part series, we look at the provisions regarding fixed term contracts and flexible work, and the impact of these on recruitment and hiring processes.

30 November 2022 - Knowledge

How will the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act impact human resource management? (Part 2)

#Workplace Relations & Safety

As part of our examination and guide to the changes flowing from the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act, we continue our series with this next instalment on the provisions relating to pay secrecy and job advertisements.