Health and Safety Prosecutions: The Issue of Reparations (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
Your desk or portable device


Reparations in the context of a prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 seem to give rise to more questions than answers. Will a limited personal injury regime become part of the judicial process? When will actuarial input be necessary and who will bear these costs? Who is a victim and how will they be represented in court and by whom?

Taking the form of a discussion, this On Demand seminar looks, from a variety of perspectives, at some of these problems and consider ways that they may be dealt with.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn more about how WorkSafe will deal with the question of reparations, victim impact statements, ACC top-ups and the representation of injured parties and their families.
  • Understand better how insurance companies may approach reparations and the problems that they pose in respect of amending policies in the first instance as well as the difficulties associated with quantification and the timing of claims and assessments.
  • Gain insights into the ways in which employers and their legal representatives will need to look at reparations and the problems that the new regime poses to them. 

Who should view?

Lawyers practising in the area of health and safety, employment lawyers, general practitioners who might advise on issues of reparations from time to time, and lawyers representing insurance companies (both in-house counsel and their external providers).

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.


Lucy Moffitt
Senior Solicitor

Lucy joined WorkSafe New Zealand as a senior solicitor in 2014. Prior to this role, she worked primarily in the areas of criminal and employment law.

She has worked as a litigation lawyer for Rainey Collins in Wellington, a criminal defence barrister in Wellington and Christchurch and a prosecutor for the Serious Fraud Office in Auckland.  

Lucy has also practiced in New South Wales and was employed as a litigation lawyer in Sydney. In that role she prosecuted health and safety breaches on behalf of the regulator.

Rob Coltman
Duncan Cotterill 

Rob is a partner at Duncan Cotterill. He has practised in the areas of employment, insurance law and commercial disputes for over 25 years.

Rob advises insurers and business owners on liability issues and has a particular interest in statutory liability under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Grant Nicholson
Kensington Swan

Grant is a Partner at Kensington Swan and leads their specialist health and safety team, working on a broad range of health and safety matters.

This includes advising on governance, leadership, compliance and responding to workplace incidents. Grant regularly appears as counsel in courts and inquests.


His Honour Judge McIlraith