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Sam Witton

Senior Associate
Herbert Smith Freehills

Sam is a Senior Associate in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Work Health and Safety Team. Sam leads HSF’s Perth WHS practice, ranked a leading practice by Doyles Guide 2016. Sam is a specialist in work health and safety (WHS) law and its interactions with employment and industrial issues.

Day to day he navigates through the complex web of legislation that regulates the safe operation of mines, oil rigs, planes, trains, automobiles and everything in between. He advises on the many workplace-related questions that arise from complex projects.

Sam gets excited by things that float, fly or are potentially hazardous. He is happiest when he is buried in the detail of a safety case for an offshore installation or a major hazard facility, advising his clients on whether their proposed systems comply with the minutiae of the legislation.

He has a broad WHS practice that includes developing proactive strategies for compliance with WHS laws; identifying best practice; assisting in implementing initiatives for officers to meet proactive duties; incident investigation and response; reviewing procedures and risk management documentation; training duty holders on the laws; and responding to prosecutions.

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