Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison

Title:
Partner

Expertise:
Health, Workplace Relations and SafetyEnergy & Resources

Location:
Perth

Phone:
+61 8 9420 1568

Email:
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Sarah is a Partner in our Workplace Relations and Safety and Insurance Groups she specialises in Work/Occupational Health and Safety (WHS/OHS) law, bribery and corruption, cybercrime, dispute resolution and medical negligence.

For over 20 years her focus has been to assist businesses, undertakings and individuals understand their responsibility, ensure learnings are taken from incidents and raids and to assist to implement and verify the systems and processes to discharge their responsibilities and implement any learnings in a sustainable manner.

Sarah has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia for five years as one of Australia's leading Occupational Health and Safety Lawyers and is named as Best Lawyers 2018 Perth Occupational Health and Safety "Lawyer of the Year". For the past four years she has also been named in the regulatory practice category. Additionally, she is named for Commercial Law, Labour and Employment Law and Natural Resources Law. Doyle's Guide names Sarah a Leading and Recommended lawyer for Workplace health and safety law in Western Australia.

Experience

  • Managing incidents: includes on-site attendance to work with investigation team, interview witnesses, liaising with regulators (including health and safety, ACC, Privacy Commissioner, Customs and taxation investigations), the police, insurers, contractors and the coroner's office. Assisting with documentary and evidence collection, engagement of experts, drafting of or review of investigation report, claims for force majeure, dealing with FOI applications, managing prosecutions, civil claims and any coronial inquests;
  • Providing advice on regulatory compliance, liability of individuals and risk management processes;
  • Facilitating training workshops and developing on-line training tools;
  • Drafting appropriate contractual in response to regulatory duties to transfer to the extent possible risk to other parties;
  • Assisting clients to obtain regulatory approvals;
  • Developing investigation and regulatory compliance and raid tools;
  • Assisting clients to develop regulatory compliance systems, policies, procedures and with procedural simplification processes;
  • Conducting due diligences of regulatory compliance and insurance coverage and claims history as part of a corporate due diligence; and
  • Managing medical negligence claims against hospitals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/ Bachelor of Commerce
  • ICAM Lead Investigator
  • Lead Safety Auditor

Professional Memberships

  • Women's Lawyers Association (WA)
  • Business Chicks