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Alan Girle

special counsel, employment, safety and migration

meet Alan

about Alan

Alan Girle is renowned for being the first port of call when an incident occurs within the Work Health and Safety space. Recognised as an industry expert, Alan has built a reputation amongst clients, and the wider legal community, as a subject matter specialist when it comes to providing occupational health and safety advice.

When it comes to government intervention, Alan prides himself on providing straight-talking and honest advice when managing a business’s response. Prior to working as a leading lawyer in regulatory compliance, including safety, environment and transport prosecutions, Alan honed his skills working within government on legislative reform.

It’s Alan’s unique skill set and in-depth knowledge of government regulation makes him a clear choice for clients when defending and negotiating government-initiated prosecutions. Alan lends his invaluable assistance by providing key advice on corporate compliance, advising on risk-prevention strategies, and navigating complex matters through to Court.

Alan’s achievements include being recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a “Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer” from 2014-2020 and being included in the 2014-2022 Editions of Best Lawyers for “Occupational Health & Safety Law”.

“Experienced and committed to protecting his clients, Alan is the go-to lawyer for government regulation.”

Areas of Expertise

coronial inquests
environmental prosecutions
occupational health and safety
professional discipline bodies
transport prosecutions
work health and safety


energy and resources

additional qualifications

industry fellow (qut), lead auditor


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