Areas of Practice
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.
Recent Coronial Inquiries
WorkCover Authority of NSW v Eastern Basin Pty Ltd  NSWDC 92
Perilya Limited v Nash  NSWSC 706
WorkCover (Inspector Battye) v Patrick Container Ports Pty Ltd  NSWDC 171
Bimson, Roads & Maritime Services v Damorange Pty Ltd (No 2)  NSWSC 827
Bruce is also:
Tel: 02 9264 6899 | Fax: 02 9264 5541 | E-mail: email@example.com
Level 7/185 Elizabeth St
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 185 Sydney
T: 02 9264 6899
F: 02 9264 5541