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Aged Care Royal Commission

Coming off the back of recent intense scrutiny and after a number of past government inquiries and reviews, the aged care sector is once again under the spotlight and this time the subject of a Royal Commission—the highest form of inquiry in Australia.

ANZ Bank's national leasing portfolio

We have acted for ANZ Bank for over nine years and manage a significant portion of ANZ's national leasing portfolio.

APT Technology v Matthew Aladesaye

On behalf of engineering consultant APT Technology, our Employment team successfully obtained an injunction against a former APT employee.

Contract works and material damage policy coverage advice

Wes and his team are currently advising the local and overseas underwriters subscribing to a project-specific Contract Works and Material Damage Policy covering the construction of one of Australia's longest natural gas pipelines.

Coverage advice to Lloyd's underwriters

Wes and his team provided coverage advice to Lloyd's underwriters subscribing to a Commercial Builders Structural Defects Policy concerning a multi-million dollar claim.

Defended professional indemnity claim

Wes' team acted for the Lloyd's based professional indemnity insurer of a building consultant who was sued for more than $3.6 million for negligence and breach of contract.

DHS Managed Telecommunications Solutions

Colin Webeck was appointed as probity adviser to the Department of Human Services (DHS) for the procurement of Managed Telecommunications Solutions during 2011.

Hotel sex case - Comcare v PVYW

Our team successfully defended Comcare in the High Court against a compensation appeal.

OAMPS - Enforcing post-employment contractual obligations

OAMPS wanted to protect the companies’ goodwill. OAMPS sought interlocutory injunctions to enforce the restraint provisions in the employees' contracts, preventing them from working with a direct competitor and soliciting clients.

Order to stop bullying against charitable organisation dismissed by FWC

In August 2016, Sparke Helmore Lawyers acted for the Respondent in a somewhat uncommon decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) dismissing an order to stop bullying.