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 work health and safety, industrial/employment, regulatory, contract and sports law. 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.
In January 2017 Bruce was appointed as an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Bruce has also been recognised by Doyles Guide in their Leading Employment & WHS Senior Counsel Australia list for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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
Conferences and Publications
Bruce has presented papers to various conferences over the years on legal developments in the health and safety field 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.
Recently Bruce has:
Chaired the Legalwise Work Health and Safety Seminar March 2016;
Co-authored ‘Corporate manslaughter: an international perspective’ in Gerard Forlin QC and Louise Smail (eds), Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecutions (Bloomsbury Professional Ltd, 2014)
The Chairman of the Rugby Union Players Association.
Previous Offices Held
The Chairman of the Cancer Council NSW (2007-2015);
A Director of Cancer Council Australia (2008 -2016).
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