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 considerable experience 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.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Work Health and Safety
  • WorkCover

Recent Articles by Luisa Gonzaga

Listen: What can employers and their officers learn from the first ever industrial manslaughter prosecution?

We were delighted to have Madgwicks Lawyers Workplace Relations & Safety Partner Luisa Gonzaga explore what employers and their officers can learn from the first ever industrial manslaughter prosecution against Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd in June this year. In...
6 October, 2020

Working from home brings with it benefits and challenges…what should employers consider to minimise health and safety and WorkCover risk

Working from home brings with it benefits and challenges…what should employers consider to minimise health and safety and Workcover risk Working from home is not a new phenomenon.  However, in the past couple of months as a result of COVID-19,...
23 September, 2020