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Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be joined by a new specialist workplace health and safety partner, bolstering the firm’s market-leading workplace health and safety team.

Aaron Anderson begins working in the firm’s Brisbane office today as part of the Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety (EIRS) team. He joins as an acknowledged leader in the market, having advised on some of Australia’s most complex and sensitive workplace health and safety matters.

Mr Anderson’s practice spans workplace health and safety law, industrial relations and regulatory and compliance matters. He advises clients across various industries including construction, resources, energy, retail, tourism, life sciences and transport.

Herbert Smith Freehills Regional Head of Practice for the EIRS team, Miles Bastick, said Mr Anderson’s appointment is a demonstration of the firm’s continuing investment in its workplace health and safety expertise.

“Herbert Smith Freehills has a market leading team providing workplace health and safety advice, and we are delighted to add Aaron’s expertise and experience,” Mr Bastick said.

“Aaron brings a wealth of workplace health and safety expertise and knowledge, and is a tremendous complement to our national team. He’s known for practical, commercial and responsive advice to his clients. He will join Brisbane partners Michael Coonan and Kirsty Faichen in further strengthening that practice.”   

Partner Steve Bell, who leads the firm’s Australian Workplace Health and Safety Practice said Mr Anderson’s appointment demonstrated the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing clients with the best possible legal advice regarding workplace health and safety law.

“Health and safety is a core value for many of our clients. They trust us to help them understand legal and regulatory issues, and to give strategic advice to meet their objectives. This can be complex and fascinating work, and requires lawyers at the top of their game,” Mr Bell said.

“Aaron’s experience speaks for itself, and he’s going to be a great addition to our growing national team. Adding Aaron’s legal and strategic insight really cements our team as the leading national safety practice in Australia.”