Workplace Health and Safety and Workers‘ Compensation Law

Keeping workers safer, with minimal disruption to business.

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Our Experience

Our experts in Work Health & Safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation will help you to manage your obligations under Commonwealth, State and Territory WHS laws.

Our expertise runs the gamut from carrying out WHS risk assessments to advising on your primary duty of care to your workers and others who may be impacted by your business.

Our Advisors have first-hand experience working with clients to tailor WHS solutions to workplaces. This includes liaising with regulators, unions and other stakeholders to promote a healthy workforce and safe business practices.

We also offer legal and practical advice in the case of workers’ compensation claims, including reviewing and improving policies and practices, and managing litigation.

Skills and expertise

Our Advisors are known for their holistic approach in WHS and compensation matters.

We focus on minimising disruption to our clients’ business while optimising strategies to keep workers safe and healthy.

We do this through our extensive knowledge of WHS laws and policies, together with our practical capacity to assist you to address the wellbeing of your workforce.

Our Advisors have acted for many government clients and have an extensive understanding of the laws, policies and culture of government in the WHS space.

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Financial Review

BOSS Best Places to Work List


NewLaw Firm of the Year


Employer of Choice


Pro Bono Program of the Year


Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

New Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Pro Bono Program of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year


Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies


ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2016

Australian Boutique Firm of the Year

WinnerAPAC Insider Legal Awards2015

WinnerAustralia (Acquisition International Legal Awards)2015

Contracting Law Firm of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government Legal Service Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Legal Services Panel
  • NSW Local Government Legal Panel

Sarah Byrne

Principal Advisor | Proximity

M 0411 235 725


Contact Sarah, our service lead

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We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

Clients can engage us for our respective expertise in legal, procurement, program, project and management consulting; but more notably, we offer the full suite of support on projects. We advise from start to finish, with Proximity consultants working seamlessly with Proximity lawyers and commercial advisors to deliver the intended project outcome.

Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

Advantages of Proximity include:

Intensive support — dedicated resources working directly with your team.

No increase to your head count — the flexibility to scale up and down as required.

High quality — highly regarded practitioners that understand your sector.

Fresh approach — the flexibility and varied experience of external advisors and the intimate knowledge and commercial focus of an in-house team.

Tailored pricing — pricing solutions that suit your needs; whether you require price certainty or flexible pricing solutions that allow you to deal with uncertain demand.

Value for money — our model eliminates expensive overheads; and you benefit from the savings.

The Proximity difference means you: