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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that Maxine Feletti has joined the firm to lead our State Compensation team in Canberra. She will focus on common law and statutory claims arising from workplace accidents, and add Canberra-based expertise in dealing with work health and safety (WHS) matters for our national Safety team.

Maxine's wide experience gained while working for government and private sector clients and strong advocacy and dispute resolution skills will further expand our Insurance Group's offerings in Canberra and enhance the team's already strong local presence, which has been recently bolstered by new additions: Partner Catherine Power, Special Counsel Jessica Bristol and Consultant Colin Blain.

"I'm excited about returning to Sparke Helmore and look forward to enhancing the State Compensation team's presence in the Canberra market and adding a local WHS legal and advisory capability to Sparke Helmore's national Safety team," says Maxine.

Maxine acts for and advises insurers, corporate employers and government agencies on statutory and common law claims, recoveries, regulatory compliance and risk management, coronial inquests, workplace behaviour matters and merits reviews.

She also has extensive advisory and legal compliance audit experience, especially in the context of WHS, and holds a qualification as a lead auditor in WHS management systems.

State and Commonwealth Compensation Lead Canberra Partner, Stuart Marris, says "We are delighted that Maxine is re-joining the firm from Proximity Legal where she was a Principal Advisor".

About Sparke Helmore

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.

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