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Occupational Health & Safety Mock Trial

Occupational Health & Safety Mock Trial

Date & TimeThursday 17 October 2019 5.30–7.30pm
Format Workshop
Price

Member

$110.00

Non-Member

$150.00

CPD Units 2
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Conference Room, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Join us for a County Court mock trial concerning the prosecution of an employer for contravening its principal duties under the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Designed to be high-impact and interactive, this session will highlight key matters of consideration for practitioners defending employer clients in OH&S prosecutions.

Further details below.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Join us for a County Court mock trial concerning the prosecution of an employer for contravening its principal duties under the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Designed to be high-impact and interactive, this session will highlight key matters of consideration for practitioners defending employer clients in OH&S prosecutions.

    The trial: The County Court mock trial will concern the prosecution of an employer for contravening its principal duties under the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

    The players: Judge Elizabeth Brimer will preside, barrister Duncan Chisholm will be the prosecutor and the employer will be defended by barrister, Carmen Currie.

    The moderator: Rob Jackson, a partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers and LIV accredited specialist in workplace relations.

    This mock trial session will be followed by drinks and refreshments from 7.30–8pm.

  • Mock Trial Presenters

    Judge Elizabeth Brimer, County Court of Victoria

    Duncan Chisholm, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Carmen Currie, Barrister, Victorian Bar

  • Learning Outcomes

    The event aims to highlight key matters of consideration for practitioners defending employer clients in OHS prosecutions, including:

    • Issues arising in proving charges of OHS Act contraventions against a corporate employer
    • Different procedural scenarios that might arise in a trial and how to respond to them
    • Strategic considerations for a defendant employer in attacking charges, testing and adducing evidence and submissions
    • Sentencing outcomes