Harold Downes

Partner, Employment, Pensions & Incentives team, Herbert Smith Freehills

Harold Downes

Partner, Employment, Pensions & Incentives team, Herbert Smith Freehills

Biography

Harold has more than 30 years’ experience advising in industrial relations, employment and work health and safety (WHS) regulatory law.

Harold advises on WHS compliance, crisis management, incident response and investigations, with a particular focus on developing strategies to balance safety, commercial and legal considerations in the aftermath of an incident, training and board governance.

Clients describe Harold as “calm and level-headed in a crisis” as well as “courageous, intelligent and focused on excellence” and an advisor whom clients “have on [their] speed-dial.”

Harold was ranked as one of only six Leading Individuals in the Australian Legal 500 rankings for WHS in 2019, the only one outside of Sydney. He is also recognised by the 2018 Doyle’s Legal Guide as a Preeminent Workplace Health and Safety Lawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers Australia in the Occupational Health and Safety Law and Employment Law categories.

All sessions by Harold Downes

Doing Due Diligence Correctly

30 Aug 2019
08:30 - 09:15
Board Room