Bruce Hodgkinson SCAdmitted to the Bar in 1982 and Appointed Senior Counsel in 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Industrial
  • Employment
  • Inquests/Specialist Tribunals
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination Law/Human Rights
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Administrative
  • Equity

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Bruce Hodgkinson SC is the head of Denman Chambers. Bruce was admitted to practice at the Bar of NSW in June 1982 and was appointed Senior Counsel in September 2001. Bruce specialises in occupational health and safety, industrial/employment, contract and trade practices and sports law. In particular, he has been involved in occupational health and safety prosecutions in NSW since the early 1990s. Bruce appears regularly in the State and Federal Courts as well as the State and Federal Industrial Relations Commissions, before the Coroners Court, Administrative Tribunals and Royal Commissions.

Bruce has represented and advised Government (Federal, State and Local), corporations, employers, individuals and associations.

Bruce has presented papers to various conferences over the years on OH&S legal developments including an analysis of the various systems operating in each State and Territory the inter-relationship between those systems, the different standards created by those systems and the developments within those systems.
Bruce is also:

  • the Chairman of the Cancer Council NSW;
  • a Director of Cancer Council Australia; and
  • the Chairman of the Rugby Union Players Association.


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