Andrew Ross brings a diverse range of skills and experience across employment and health and safety law.
Recognised in both Doyle’s guide to lawyers (2016 to present) and Best lawyers (2019 to 2020) as a recommended lawyer in the field of health and safety law, Andrew’s deep experience spans both diverse subject matter (construction, maritime, recycling, heavy vehicle safety and anti-fatigue, manufacturing, labour hire, the arts) and regulatory regimes (work health and safety east coast laws, mining and petroleum health and safety, food safety). Andrew regularly advises clients on internal investigations, incident response, regulatory notices, officer due diligence requirements, complex PCBU safety and health duties, guiding his client through the complex regulatory environment. Andrew has recently successfully defended clients in major heavy vehicle and mine safety prosecutions and conducted training for executives at large regional councils, a hospital and an east coast construction company.
As an employment lawyer, Andrew regularly advises clients how to successfully risk manage and navigate the areas of performance management, restructuring and redundancy, Award and EA compliance, general protections, discrimination, and enterprise bargaining. In providing strategic advice on employment issues, Andrew is always conscious of the commercial human resource imperatives driving his client and he has a capacity to rapidly absorb the critical issues unique to each industry. Andrew’s employment law clients include entities in the retail, government, and transport sectors.
From 2017 to 2020 Andrew successfully advised the managers of a major Queensland infrastructure project on safety and employment matters. Andrew’s experiences as a government lawyer in the earlier part of his career are valuable to clients needing to navigate increasingly complicated regulatory environments requiring an understanding of the regulatory landscape and how to respond effectively and assuredly to the different safety and employment regulators.