Katherine Morris

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

T:+61 2 9330 8170
T:+61 2 9330 8170
Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris


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Katherine Morris is a work health and safety lawyer based in Sydney.

Katherine has over 20 years' experience in work health and safety law, employment and industrial relations, representing clients across a range of industries including, infrastructure construction, real estate, and energy. Katherine is identified as a leading individual in key global legal rankings publications including Chambers & Partners, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers Australia.

Her experience includes providing strategic advice to boards on health and safety issues, serious incident response, dealing with regulators and responding to enforcement action including successful defence of corporate entities and individuals in health and safety prosecutions, and developing extensive compliance systems.

Katherine regularly speaks at leading safety and legal conferences and conducts training programs for clients.

Recent comments from clients include:

"Katherine Morris is an exceptional lawyer. She has a razor sharp intellect and memory. Her ability to quickly analyse facts and provide advice is incredibly helpful. She is also a delight to deal with and perceives everything from the client's perspective. She is excellent at project management, big litigation and regulatory investigations." (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2023 – Labour and Employment: Workplace Health and Safety)

"Katherine Morris is a stand-out. She takes the time to understand the business, culture and people and tailors her advice to those circumstances. She is responsive and proactive." (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2022 – Labour and Employment: Workplace Health and Safety)

"Katherine spent the time to understand our needs and to see the measures we had in place. This enabled Katherine to speak to our people in a way that showed she understood what our work entailed and what was being done to keep our people safe." (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2022 – Labour and Employment: Workplace Health and Safety)

"She has outstanding practice area expertise which is demonstrated by her ability to respond with agility to complex instructions and provide considered, clearly articulated advice that aligns with our business objectives." (Chambers Australia, 2022: Health & Safety)

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia 2001
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2001
  • English


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