Providing strategic, pragmatic legal advice on all aspects of Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters, Luisa is an occupational health and safety specialist.
Luisa has been a Finalist in the Australian Partner of the Year Awards for Workplace Health and Safety across the past four consecutive years, receiving peer-reviewed recognition of Luisa's capabilities, her expertise and considerable experience. This experience includes assisting clients in matters involving compliance, chain of responsibility, health and safety representation, responding to and assisting with managing major workplace incidents, responding to and managing regulators, as well as representing clients in WHS prosecutions, coronial inquests, and merits review at VCAT.
Luisa regularly conducts training from employee level to senior management as well as for boards and executive teams. She undertakes legal compliance reviews of clients’ existing safety management systems and provides practical recommendations to achieve safety compliance and implement improvements.
She also provides advice on WorkCover matters including, managing ill and injured workers, dealing with WorkCover Agents and writing submissions to WorkCover Agents and WorkSafe regarding ongoing entitlements.
In addition, Luisa is experienced in dealing with bullying and harassment complaints and workplace investigations including following a serious workplace incident. She also provides legal advice on employment matters such as unfair dismissal, general protection, drafting submissions and representing clients at conciliation and the Fair Work Commission.
Luisa has worked with government departments, international companies, independent schools, large construction companies, major supermarket chains, and businesses in the oil and gas, transport, manufacturing, rail and logistics industries.