Carlie is the first person many organisations call when a workplace incident occurs. Carlie is onsite immediately, giving clear advice about what steps to take in the first hours and subsequent days. Sometimes these incidents lead to coronial inquests or companies and their executives being prosecuted; all matters that Carlie assists with.
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What she does
Carlie has been involved in many high profile coronial inquests and SafeWork prosecutions. Many of Carlie's clients work 24 hours, seven days a week and her clients are confident that she is always just a phone call away regardless of the time of day, or night.
Who she works with
Carlie advises clients in the construction, manufacturing, health care, aged care and fast-moving consumer goods sectors, as well as local authorities and state government.
What her clients say
"Carlie has worked with Coles Group Supply Chain on a number of occasions. Carlie's responsiveness and advice based on her extensive experience in dealing with OHS matters has been first class. It has assisted Coles to make informed decisions on situations that have often been complex and requiring attention over a long period of time." Rachael Evans, National Safety Manager, Coles Group Supply Chain.
Winner: Lawyers Weekly Workplace Relations Partner of the Year 2017
Finalist: Lawyers Weekly Workplace Relations Partner of the Year 2016
Listed: Lawyer Of The Year Award for Occupational Health & Safety in AFR’s Best Lawyers 2022
Listed: Leading Occupational Health & Safety lawyer in AFR's Best Lawyers since 2017
Listed: Recommended Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer - Australia - Doyle's Guide since 2017
Listed: Recommended Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer - Sydney - Doyle's Guide since 2016
Carlie has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Bond University and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.
Life before Sparkes
Carlie has been with Sparke Helmore since 2002. During this time, she has been active in our community and diversity initiatives, including mentoring in our Lucy Program—a leadership program for university students. Carlie was a founding member of the firm's Six Degrees program—an initiative promoting diversity within the firm.
Life outside of Sparkes
Carlie doesn't do anything by halves; she's an obsessed Swans fan, loves Christian Louboutin shoes to the exclusion of all others, has been to more Pink concerts than is natural, and dotes on her niece and nephew.