When you least expect it, an emergency or crisis can threaten your family, property, supply chains or business. Emergencies or crises can arise from something external or from an internal issue. Whether it’s a pandemic, natural disaster or workplace accident, you need to be prepared, respond quickly and put in place processes and frameworks to enable your business to recover.

Preparing for an emergency may mean putting in place crisis management plans and frameworks that guide what you need to do when something happens. Reviewing your internal work and safety policies and procedures can also help you ensure your organisation is resilient and protected from criminal charges or civil litigation. If you live in a bushfire prone area, you should also review your building design and construction to minimise the risk of damage.

When responding to an emergency or crisis you need all hands on deck. You may need to coordinate a response to a natural disaster with your local community and other organisations. For workplace incidents, an internal or external investigation or inquiry may be required to determine what happened.

Once the emergency has passed, it’s time to recover. Depending on the crisis, this may involve rebuilding your business, reviewing your policies and procedures or putting in place more robust crisis management frameworks.

Our experienced emergency and crisis management lawyers can help you prepare for, respond to and recover from an emergency or crisis event. Our longstanding presence in the community and industry mean that we can call on a network of other experts to advise you when you most need it. They work alongside you with care and empathy, to ensure that your business has minimised its risks and is well-placed for success.


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Responding to a crisis or emergency

Recovering from an emergency or crisis

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Major incident reviews

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Managing workplace accidents and incidents

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