Matthew Smith advises clients on safety, regulation and industrial relations. He has a down-to-earth style and has over 20 years’ experience working with transport businesses.
Matthew specialises in assisting clients to resolve highly sensitive issues in often hostile, unfriendly and acrimonious litigated matters. He has extensive experience in the legal and strategic management of serious safety incidents, advising on incident management from the day of incident up to and including management of safety prosecutions and coronial inquests.
Matthew has successfully defended dozens of regulatory matters including several large safety, transport and environmental prosecutions. He is skilled at resolving workplace issues and restoring relationships between unions, the workplace and regulators with minimal business disruption.