Mr. Makris is a workplace health and safety and environmental law practitioner. His particular focus is advising and representing large companies and their management in industrial, workplace health and safety and environmental law. He represents a number of large corporations in a range of industries including transport, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, energy, retail and health care.
He provides advice on workplace safety and environmental legislative compliance, assisting in the investigation of workplace incidents and defending or mitigating criminal prosecutions commenced by safety and environmental regulators for breaches of legislation.
He devotes a significant amount of time to proactively addressing health and safety and environmental compliance, including educating and training his clients on a range of safety, environmental and workers compensation topics, presenting regular education seminars to his clients and industry. He regularly conducts workplace safety and environmental compliance training to ensure that his clients and their responsible individuals are compliant with legislation.
Mr. Makris is actively involved in a number of industry specific groups and regularly provides advice and representation to industry bodies.
He has extensive experience in the areas of workplace safety and environmental compliance and incident response, Coronial Inquests and workers compensation claim and premium issues.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Makris has worked in specialist workplace industrial and workplace health and safety legal firms.