Managing Principal Solicitor

 

Current Practice

Jodie has over twenty years' experience as a government lawyer specialising in health and safety enforcement and coronial investigations.

Experience

She is highly skilled in health and safety compliance, investigation techniques, forensic analysis and enforcement.  Her previous roles include approximately 10 years in senior legal positions at WorkSafe Victoria where she was responsible for advising Ministers, the Executive Director and General Counsel on the merits of enforcement action.  

Jodie was also responsible for preparing the drafting instructions for the powers of Victorian WorkCover Authority inspectors and the appropriateness of the sentencing structure when implementing the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.  Jodie has detailed knowledge of coronial investigations from her experience as the Senior Legal Counsel at the Coroners Court of Victoria.  She also has a strong knowledge of coercive information-gathering powers of government agencies.  In 2016, the Law Institute of Victoria awarded Jodie the honour of Government Lawyer of the Year.