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Cassandra Collier
Special Counsel
I provide specialist advice to public and private sector clients in relation to occupational health and safety matters, as well as in relation to workplace enforcement and regulatory matters. I also have extensive experience in conducting for, and advising a range of public and private sector clients about, complex and sensitive workplace investigations and related employment matters.
  • +61 3 8608 2356
  • +61 402 891 465

I have considerable experience advising clients about incident response, the management and allocation of contractual risk, reviewing policies and procedures and conducting workplace training regarding health and safety obligations.

I am an experienced member of our administrative law team, having provided advice to a range of government clients about their decision-making processes. I regularly advise Victorian regulators to assist them to discharge their investigation and complaints functions. I also regularly conduct workplace investigations for a range of both private and government clients. I bring to this work specialist technical knowledge about evidence gathering and sensitive witness management, having previously practised as a solicitor-advocate in criminal and regulatory matters.

Career highlights

  • I have advised on, and acted for, several large Australian employers in managing and defending enforcement action by work health and safety regulators.
  • I have conducted sensitive workplace investigations into inappropriate workplace behaviour for several Australian listed companies.
  • I advise the Health Complaints Commissioner in relation to her regulation of general health services.
  • I was solicitor with carriage of the City of Melbourne's investigation into allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour involving the former Lord Mayor.
  • I advise the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board in relation to investigations and the conduct of formal hearings.
  • I advise the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and national health practitioner boards on investigations, disciplinary referrals to VCAT, applications to review decisions and judicial review applications.