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Scarlet is a highly experienced employment lawyer who advises her clients across the full range of issues that arise in the workplace. She is a recognised leader in the area of OHS, and is Best Lawyers' 2016 Sydney Occupational Health & Safety Law "Lawyer of the Year".

Over the past 15 years, Scarlet has specialised in work health and safety (WHS). As a former prosecutor at the WorkCover Authority of NSW, she provides her clients with a unique insight into compliance with WHS laws and defending WHS prosecutions. Scarlet is skilled in providing practical strategies for managing WHS risks.

Scarlet is an accomplished litigator and has defended various large corporations, government agencies and individuals charged with breaches of the WHS Law. She is experienced in responding to requests from Regulators and provides committed support to clients being investigated for breaches of safety laws, including carrying out detailed investigations into workplace incidents and representing her clients at coronial inquests.

Scarlet also provides front-end WHS advice, including the development and implementation of safety management systems and due diligence frameworks, designed to achieve compliance with the WHS Laws. She frequently conducts training for directors and managers which focuses on the practical measures required to meet both corporate and individual safety responsibilities.

Scarlet often speaks at conferences and seminars on developments and trends in WHS and employment law.


  • LLB, LLM

Independent Recognition

  • Best Lawyers' 2016 Sydney Occupational Health & Safety Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed as an expert in Occupational Health & Safety Law since 2014 and in Labour and Employment Law since 2016 in Best Lawyers
  • Ranked as an 'up and coming' Outstanding Young Lawyer in Employment by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016 and 2015
  • Listed as a Recommended lawyer in Employment in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017 and 2015

Industry associations

  • National Association for Women in Construction

Scarlet's Recent Insights

Can an employer direct an employee to see a company nominated doctor?

  • 11 May 2017

Yes, where the direction is lawful and reasonable. There is a growing body of case law setting out the circumstances in which an employer may direct the employee to attend a medical examinatio...

Fraud and frolics - who is liable for employees' bad behaviour?

  • 13 Oct 2016

Employers need to take clear, tangible and pro-active steps to reduce the opportunity for employees to engage in wrongful acts impacting others, given employers may be accountable for the bad behav...

ICAC, procedural fairness & misfeasance in public office

  • 30 Sep 2016

Edward Moses Obeid Sr v David Andrew Ipp [2016] NSWSC 1376 (Obeid v Ipp) concerns the rights that must be afforded to persons affected by investigative or judicial proceedings, and decisions of pub...

Review of the ICAC following the Cuneen decision

  • 08 Sep 2015

8 September 2015In our earlier Insight we reviewed the High Court's decision in ICAC v Cunneen [2015] HCA 13. In that decision, the High Court effectively constrained the ICAC's jurisdictio...