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Are you prepared for new whistleblower protections?

03-08-18 | Companies may need to update existing whistleblower policies by 1 January 2019 to remain compliant with the new whistleblower protection laws.


Unpaid family and domestic violence leave available to modern award employees from 1 August 2018

01-08-18 | From 1 August 2018, all employers and employees covered by the 122 modern awards will be subject to the requirements giving an entitlement to unpaid family and domestic violence leave. This new entitlement intends to alleviate some of the disruption and distress experienced by victims of family and domestic violence.


Cladding—fix now, pay later

31-07-18 | On Thursday 26 July 2018, the Victorian Government announced it will introduce new reforms to reduce the cost of removing dangerous combustible cladding.


A case for unfair preferences—don't rely on third party payments to insolvent company creditors

27-07-18 | The NSW Court of Appeal recently held that payments made by a third party to an insolvent company's creditors may not necessarily be unfair preferences within the meaning of s 588FA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).


AHPRA to officially share criminal offences information with Victoria Police under MOU

17-07-18 | On 12 July 2018, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Victoria Police announced a new Memorandum of Understanding in relation to information sharing.


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Law Firm of the Year, Australasian Law Awards 2018

Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, Australasian Law Awards 2018

Law Firm of the Year, Occupational Health & Safety Law, Best Lawyers in Australia 2019

Lawyer of the Year, Occupational Health & Safety Law (Adelaide and Melbourne), Best Lawyers in Australia 2019

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers has a client first approach to everything we do.  We are a firm with around 800 people working from nine offices across Australia, serving the needs of the insurance, government, financial services, technology, mining, construction and property sectors. Our expertise spans corporate and commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to IPOs, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement.

Law Firm of the Year 2018