Geoff Diggins

Geoff Diggins

Areas of practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law
  • Coronial Inquests & Commissions of Inquiry
  • Criminal Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Industrial/Employment Law
  • Work Health and Safety Law

Admissions

  • Solicitor - 1993
  • Barrister - 2018

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Laws – University of New South Wales

About

Geoff worked as a solicitor in private practice for 8 years undertaking a variety of work, in particular in personal injury and employment law (acting for both plaintiffs and defendants). He was then employed by the WorkCover Authority of NSW (now SafeWork NSW) for 13 years during which time he held various senior positions including Principal Solicitor, solicitor advocate and managerial roles.  During that time he had conduct of a substantial number of prosecutions in all major industries and represented SafeWork at coronial inquests into workplace fatalities.  Geoff has a highly developed understanding of the investigation and prosecution of work health and safety offences.

Geoff was called to the bar in 2018 and accepts briefs in the areas identified above.

Notable Cases

Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union, New South Wales Branch (on behalf of its member Mick Amarasinghe) and WorkCover Authority of New South Wales [2012] NSWIRComm 143

Inspector Mason v Graham Allen Chapman & anor [2013] NSWIRComm 71

 

 

 


T: +61 2 9223 3633 F: +61 2 8998 8399
E: diggins@hbhiggins.com.au