Jamie McPherson


T: +61 (0) 7 3307 5561
F: +61 (0) 7 3307 5555



Jamie is well known in Queensland for being one of the best in the business when it comes to occupational health & safety, employment law and workers’ compensation.

He has over 25 years’ experience focusing on the defence of actions brought against companies and individuals by various regulators. He has been involved in a number of high-profile inquests and prosecutions both in Queensland and nationally.

Jamie was most recently acknowledged on the 2020 ‘Best Lawyers’ Australia list in the area of Occupational Health & Safety. He has been consistently recognised by the prestigious Doyle’s Guide in the health & safety space since 2015.  In addition, Doyle’s Guide recommended Jamie as a leading public & product liability lawyer in 2017 and 2018.



Jamie acts for self-insureds, government agencies and authorities, plus a variety of businesses in the construction, property, logistics, environmental services, leisure and energy sectors.

Jamie is considered a ‘go to’ lawyer when it comes defending organisations following workplace and public liability incidents including fatalities. His experience includes defending the first double fatality prosecution in Queensland, leading to charges being dropped. He also acted on behalf of an Australian theme park following a quadruple fatality when a ride malfunctioned. Jamie defended a builder, involving the fatality of an apprentice, which resulted in the electrician being charged with manslaughter and the builder escaping criminal charges – this was, in fact, a case that led to widespread reform to industrial safety laws in Queensland.

Jamie has been a trusted adviser to WorkCover Queensland over a 25 year period.


Why clients like him …

Jamie’s communication style is straight to the point without unnecessary legal jargon.  Clients appreciate his practical and straight forward style.  Jamie’s clients know they are in safe hands when he’s on their case.


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