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Julie Marotta

Senior Associate
Herbert Smith Freehills

Julie is Senior Associate, Employment, Pensions & Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne. She works with a range of private sector clients across a range of industries including mining, construction, manufacturing, road and rail transport, shipping and energy. Julie has also advised clients within the public sector at the local, state and commonwealth level.

She has considerable experience conducting WHS-related litigation, including preparing applications for administrative review of statutory notices, representing clients at coronial inquests and defending prosecutions brought by safety regulators.

Julie’s specialised WHS experience also includes attending client sites following workplace incidents to provide immediate on-the-ground legal support to her clients. This assistance typically involves facilitating dealings with investigating inspectors, responding to document requests, advising on issues arising in relation to union right of entry and internal investigation processes and communications. This advice assists clients to both minimise prosecution exposure and assist the business recommence safe operations promptly.

She is regularly called upon to provide advice to clients in relation to all areas of safety law including in relation to the application of general and industry specific safety laws, enforcement powers of investigating officials, the interaction between various state and federal safety laws and extraterritoriality issues.

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