Health and Safety Case Law Update

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Fletcher Pilditch, Barrister, Richmond Chambers
Barbarella McCarthy, Principal Legal advisor – Litigation Legal Group, WorkSafe.


This paper is a general outline of recent health and safety case law, focusing on cases that dealt with key issues in this area such as defining the parameters of a victim, setting the bands, non-jail custodial sentence, alternate sentencing orders, reparation and public policy approach to charitable organisations.

It also addresses the issue of consequential financial loss and the statutory shortfall approach adopted by the Courts.

These materials will help you

  • Learn more about the Courts’ approach to alternate sentencing orders.
  • Understand better the public policy approach to charitable organisations.
  • Gain insights into defining the parameters of a victim.

Intended audience

General practitioners, rural and regional practitioners and specifically health and safety and employment lawyers. 

Publication dateNovember 2019
FormatPDF and/or hard copy
CPD Seminar Papers ISBN: W0267/P
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