Gerard Forlin KC at the 23rd World Congress on Safety & Health at Work

12 Dec 2023

Inquests and Inquiries

It’s been a very busy time for Gerard Forlin KC who has just returned from the 23rd World Congress on Safety & Health at Work in Sydney, Australia. There were more than 3,300 attendees from over 160 countries, and Gerard spoke three times during the congress.

As a leading international health and safety expert, ranked by all the main legal directories, Gerard was in his element meeting government ministers, industry leaders and high-ranking civil servants from all over the world throughout the conference.

They included: Hon. Minister Sophie Cotsis, NSW Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for Work Health and Safety; Hon. Mark Buttigieg MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for Work Health and Safety, Parliament of New South Wales; Yasmin Cox, Executive Director, Office of Industrial Relations, Australia; Joseph Orangias, Secretariat of the Industrial Accidents Convention, Environment Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE); Ms Angelica Varhammar (Emcee), Senior Research Officer, Centre for WHS, SafeWork NSW; and Mr Trent Curtin, Deputy Secretary and Head of SafeWork NSW.

Gerard is a leading expert in health and safety having acted in some of the most high-profile regulatory and health and safety cases in the last 10 years. In the Legal 500 (2024) directory he is ranked in health and safety, aviation, and inquests & inquiries – the only silk in the UK to have that combination.

Learn more about Gerard’s practise here.