Australia: Innovative legal tool means Corrs has crisis covered
Last Updated: 5 June 2015

Managing legal risks in the event of a workplace incident just got easier thanks to an intuitive communication tool - Crisis Covered - developed by law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Crisis Covered can be accessed via any smartphone, PC or tablet. Developed by Corrs Workplace Relations partner Jane Hall, it is designed to give key people involved in a crisis the ability to communicate in a secure, confidential and immediate way.

Crisis Covered works in real time to help clients seek and receive expert confidential legal advice; capture important data and evidence; control important communications following a crisis and provide timely legal briefings to site managers, general counsel and CEO's - regardless of location.

Jane believes the tool is set to change the way in which the firm's clients receive legal advice during a crisis event.

"Australia has one of the highest rates of workplace incidents. Crisis Covered will revolutionise the way in which legal teams and managers respond and handle a crisis. It is not a hotline. It is an intuitive tool that can be accessed via your smartphone, PC or tablet, that gives our clients fast access to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the event of a crisis. It allows us to provide legal advice in remote areas and on site to a range of people.

"I initiated Crisis Covered because I am passionate about workplace health and safety. I wanted to create a tool to make how the industry responds to workplace incidents more efficient and effective. Crisis Covered will help you prepare for that event that hopefully never occurs, but also get you to think about what you might need to do to prevent a crisis."

Crisis Covered is currently available to all clients of Corrs Chambers Westgarth at no cost (except for charges associated with using a smart-phone or tablet data and applications).


Crisis Covered provides rapid access to legal advice in a crisis via a smartphone, PC or tablet.

It works in real time to help clients:

  • Seek and receive legal advice
  • Capture important data and evidence
  • Control important communications following the crisis
  • Provide timely legal briefings to a range of key decision makers and stakeholders within the organisation, regardless of location

The advice clients receive via Crisis Covered is privileged and all data in transit is secure and encrypted.


A leader in health and safety law, Jane has nearly 18 years experience in the public and private sectors. She has extensive experience in crisis management across a range of industries and jurisdictions, including advising on stakeholder management, internal and external communications, management of employee welfare, investigations, briefings, remedial measures and expert engagement. She is known for her responsiveness, commitment and ability to handle delicate situations. She provides advice across the construction, financial, health, insurance, emergency services, energy and resources, food, government, manufacturing, mining, property, recycling, retail, telecommunications, transport and waste industries. Jane has been listed in the Occupational Health & Safety category of the AFR's Best Lawyers Peer Review since 2014 and was also featured as a "Woman to Watch - Leading the profession" in the April 2015 edition of Australasian Lawyer.

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