Health & safety
& prosecutions

What we do

We advise and represent clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions brought by WorkSafe for health and safety breaches.

How we help

We use our advisory and advocacy experience, as well as our extensive expertise in regulatory investigations, to assist clients with interviews, document requests and other issues arising from WorkSafe investigations.

Where matters cannot be resolved, we are experienced in representing clients in prosecutions and at sentencings in the District Court and High Court. We also represent clients in inquests and inquiries arising out of workplace accidents.


  • acting for a defendant in the Whakaari/White Island WorkSafe prosecution following the 2019 eruption

  • acting for a glass products company in relation to a WorkSafe investigation and prosecution arising out of a workplace accident resulting in serious injury to a worker

  • successfully representing a client under investigation for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act in relation to an accident involving earthmoving equipment, resulting in no charges being laid

  • acted for an employee of a transport company in relation to a WorkSafe investigation arising out of a fatal bus crash

  • acted for parties represented in the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission and the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy

  • acting for corporations and individuals, across a wide range of industries, including construction, transport, manufacturing, forestry and mining, who have become subject to WorkSafe investigations and prosecutions, and inquiries