Providing strategic, pragmatic legal advice on all aspects of Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters, Luisa is an occupational health and safety specialist.
Luisa was a Finalist in the Partner of the Year Awards for Workplace Health and Safety in 2021 and 2020 reflecting 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 legal advice on WorkCover matters from managing ill and injured workers, return to work obligations and statutory benefits, and gives advice and represents clients in challenging Workplace Industry Classification disputes.
In addition, Luisa is experienced in undertaking bullying complaints and investigations. 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.