Ms Marie Costa > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Workplace Relations


Special Counsel


Marie specialises in workplace health and safety and is a key member of Corrs’ Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety team.

With over a decade of experience practising in criminal and workplace health and safety law, Marie’s skills are unique to Corrs and are invaluable under the current workplace health and safety statutory regime, which is a criminal regime.  Marie assists a range of clients with incident response, advice, investigations, prosecutions, coronial inquests and training.  


Asia Pacific Legal 500 recently named Marie a Next Generation Lawyer in her field. Corrs’ Workplace Health and Safety practice was ranked tier 1.

Prior to joining Corrs in 2014, Marie was a Senior Associate at a prominent Victorian criminal law firm during which time she also obtained her Master of Laws from Monash University. Marie has also worked as a criminal lawyer at the Supreme Court of Victoria in its appellate jurisdiction.


Safety Institute of Australia Member

  • Law Institute of Victoria Member

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Labour and employment: workplace health and safety (WHS)

(Rising stars)

Marie CostaCorrs Chambers Westgarth

The WHS group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth draws on its strong national presence (maintaining offices in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to advise a host of universities, state governments, financial institutions and multinational corporates – most notably in the construction, education, engineering, and mining and resources sectors. Steered from Melbourne by workplace dispute and employment litigation specialist John Tuck, the practice assists with matters ranging from strategic risk management, crisis and safety incidents and discrimination, bullying and harassment to regulatory compliance and prosecution and investigation response. Beyond Tuck, key names to note include labour relations strategist Nicholas Ellery in Perth and special counsel Marie Costa in Melbourne.