Quality and consistency through collaboration

Insurance Statutory Lines

Broad experience. Leading national practice.


If we know one thing for certain, it’s that the only constant is change. But when our already complex State and Commonwealth statutory regimes keep changing, it’s a perpetual compliance challenge for insurers and employers.

We’re really passionate about this—we have a deep appreciation for the differences in, and implications of, each jurisdiction’s scheme. So if you’re entangled in intricacies across multiple jurisdictions, we’ll untangle the knots.

We’re expansive. We cover every Australian jurisdiction, defending statutory and common law actions across countless industries. We advise on claims resulting from stress, psychiatric illness, dust/asbestos disease, chemical toxicity and acoustic injury, fatal accident and dependency claims, and even claims involving catastrophic injury.

Early resolution is our tried and tested formula—in our experience, it’s the best way to reduce your exposure. But if push comes to shove, we’ll be right beside you. That could be during conciliation at the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service, Work Health Court, Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation Tribunal or The Conciliation and Arbitration Service; or in contested matters in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, AAT, Federal Court, Workers Compensation Commission, District Court or Supreme Court. We’re regulars in the Dust Diseases Tribunal and appellate jurisdictions.

Beyond individual claims, we look at the bigger picture—broader portfolio and claims management issues, including long tail claims. Insurers talk to us about maintaining their self-insurance licenses as well.

We’re your brains trust. We’ve got the answers to your questions on the statutory requirements of being a self-insurer, or what the best State or Commonwealth schemes to participate in are.

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Winner, Australasian Law Awards, Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year 2018, 2017 & 2016

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Workers' compensation guides

Sparke Helmore’s Insurance Statutory Lines team is pleased to provide a range of workers’ compensation guides for each Australian jurisdiction.

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