Kensington Swan announce new promotion to health & safety team

The firm has just announced the promotion of Sarah-Lee Stead to Special Counsel

Kensington Swan announce new promotion to health & safety team

Kensington Swan have just announced the promotion of Sarah-Lee Stead to Special Counsel.

Stead is a Health and Safety specialist and litigator who advises clients across the business spectrum on health and safety issues.

Moreover, Stead provides advice on compliance and workplace management issues, and supports clients through incident investigations and prosecutions.

She will now be responsible for the firm’s relationships with its Auckland-based health and safety clients and will work closely with Greg Cain, Partner and national head of Kensington Swan’s Health and Safety practice.

Stead has a vast amount of experience dealing with WorkSafe New Zealand, assisting clients with workplace accidents, accident investigations and representing clients in prosecutions and coroners’ inquests.

Moreover, Stead has advised clients (including boards and leadership teams) on health and safety compliance issues and best practice, leadership, culture issues, and governance issues in the safety space, as well as providing regular training on these and other topical health and safety issues.

Chief Executive, Charles Spillane, said, Stead’s “hard-earned reputation as a leading health and safety lawyer” strengthens the team’s value proposition.

“In her new role, Sarah-Lee will bring new energy, ideas and focus to delivering service to our clients,” said Spillane.

“Sarah-Lee has an infectious energy and has proved herself as a great mentor. This is a huge benefit to the wider team as well as our clients.

“We are delighted to have been able to foster such great talent at Kensington Swan and now to be able to support Sarah in this next stage of her career. Now we look forward to continuing to develop and enhance our health and safety offering.”

Cain added that Stead has over a decade worth of experience in New Zealand health and safety law.

“She has worked on a range of some of the largest health and safety projects in the country, including being heavily involved in the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy,” said Cain.

“Her promotion is a result of her dedication to and hard work for the firm and her clients. I congratulate Sarah on her achievements to date and look forward to working even more closely alongside her in the future."

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