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Legal leadership.




Principal Lawyer and Head of Workplace

Kim McLagan is a widely respected senior legal practitioner and workplace leader.

She has represented many national and local employers in high-profile and complex workplace investigations and workers’ compensation cases.

Kim’s diverse legal experience enables her to best-support her clients to manage difficult people issues, navigate complex claim processes, and successfully implement strategies to protect against future issues.

Kim has extensive working knowledge across the health, education, construction, local government, manufacturing and professional services industries.

  • Conducting workplace investigations, involving the misconduct of CEOs and senior managers, and assisting the organisations to achieve a respectful departure without recourse
  • Defending upwards of 50 workers’ compensation claims and having them successfully rejected in more than 80% of cases
  • Advising on complex injury management cases and implementing premium reduction
  • Defending general protections and unfair dismissal claims
  • Advising and executing strategies to successfully manage issues, including fitness for work, inherent job requirements, terminations and redundancies
  • Developing effective health assessments, care plans, and return-to-work plans
  • Prior to joining FCW Lawyers in 2018, Kim held a number of senior positions at prominent law firms in Melbourne and Ballarat. Kim also authors our quarterly WorkersComp in-Brief series.
  • LLB, University of Tasmania

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