Jeremy’s expertise in Work Health & Safety Law makes him the go to lawyer for many large corporates for serious workplace incidents and compliance.

Jeremy Kennedy

Special Counsel

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Jeremy Kennedy

Special Counsel

Jeremy’s expertise in Work Health & Safety Law makes him the go to lawyer for many large corporates for serious workplace incidents and compliance.

Jeremy Kennedy is nationally recognised for his expertise in managing serious workplace incidents and complex employment issues. He represents employers in the mining, construction and manufacturing industries throughout Australia and regularly provides advice and training to boards in relation to compliance with work health and safety laws.

Biography

Jeremy has 30 years of legal experience as a specialist workplace, employment and industrial relations lawyer with a focus on work health and safety, serious incident management and prosecutions by safety regulators.

Jeremy has been acknowledged in 2018 by Doyles Legal Guide as a leading WHS lawyer nationally, and in 2018 and 2020 as highly recommended in the areas of labour law by Best Lawyers International Legal Guide.

Jeremy also has broad experience dealing with Commercial Litigation matters.

He acts in the District and Supreme Courts in NSW, and the Federal Court in Commercial Dispute matters, including:

  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Breach of non-disclosure and confidentiality/restraint agreements
  • Matters seeking injunctive relief, equitable remedies and damages

He has also sought and obtained elusive remedies such as Mareva Injunctions (civil asset freeze orders) and Anton Piller Orders (civil search and seizure orders) on behalf of his clients.

Jeremy is an astute negotiator, strategist and advocate who is respected and highly regarded in this field. He is considered one of Australia’s leading and most experienced WHS lawyers.

Who Jeremy Works With

His clients include major national employers in the health, mining, manufacturing, infrastructure, maritime and electrical supply sectors.

He acts on behalf of corporations and government departments/government owned corporations (both State and Federal) and their officers and directors advising and managing serious workplace incidents, fatalities and prosecutions.

He provides commercial advice and outcomes to employers across the Eastern Australian States, Jeremy has acted and appeared in countless industrial disputes, unfair dismissals, general protections and award breach cases. He has also acted in the past as a prosecutor on behalf of the Workplace Ombudsman prosecuting breaches of the Fair Work Act and Awards.

Approach

Jeremy is an astute negotiator, strategist and advocate highly respected and regarded in his field.

Qualifications

Jeremy has completed the Legal Profession Admission Board’s Diploma in Law. He has also obtained a Masters in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management.

Jeremy is also author of the following text books and publications:

  • LexisNexis publication ‘WHS – What you need to know’ published 2012,
  • Guide to WHS in New South Wales Mining,
  • Master Disaster, WHS guide to incident management, and
  • Guide on Workplace Bullying.

He is author and editor of WHS Lawyer blog and discussion group and a sought-after speaker and trainer on work health and safety issues. He is also a guest lecturer in WHS at various universities across Australia.

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