With over 25 years’ experience Alan Girle is a specialist workplace and employment lawyer with focus on work health and safety (WHS) and other regulatory law.
He has assisted governments and businesses prosecute, defend and negotiate, in a variety of regulatory court actions. His experience ranges from WHS matters to environmental regulation and has appeared before most state courts and tribunals, including Royal Commissions of Inquiry and coronial inquests. Alan started his legal career at the Crown Law Office in Queensland and before joining Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors he had developed extensive experience in the private sector. He has defended numerous executives and companies throughout Australia and was recommended in the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Doyle's Guide as a "Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyers – Brisbane" and consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in the "Occupational Health & Safety Law" category.
Alan’s focus is on assisting clients following a workplace incident, including crisis management, incident investigation and regulatory response. He also assists clients in improving their compliance and risk-prevention strategies, by providing training, executive briefings and conducting compliance audits. His ability to draft submissions to government concerning legislative reform is also highly valued, having worked intensely on legislative reform in his former role as Director of Safety and Health in the Queensland Resources Council.