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What demonstrates an injury and incapacity: WA Supreme Court denies workers' comp claim appeal

06-02-20 | Senior Associate Shamini Patel looks at a Western Australian decision about an appeal in a claim for workers compensation that didn't prove an injury occurred


Sparke Helmore proud to be named an Inclusive Employer by the Diversity Council Australia

23-01-20 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers participated in the Diversity Council of Australia's Inclusion@Work Index and is proud to be named an Inclusive Employer for 2019-2020.


Negligence—Civil Liability Act principles revisited: public authorities and carers

14-01-20 | Sydney Partner Chris Wood looks at a NSW Supreme Court decision that found a warning must be specific to a risk for it be a "risk warning" under the Civil Liability Act.


Falsified medical certificates: a "valid" reason for termination?

10-01-20 | It might be an unfair dismissal if you fire a worker for faking a doctor's certificate according to a FWC decision. Senior Associate Julie Kneebone explains more.


First successful prosecution of a Commonwealth PCBU after defended hearing

11-12-19 | Commonwealth safety law experts take a look at a recent guilty finding from the ACT Industrial Court for breaches of WHS laws.


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We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 950 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.