Quality and consistency through collaboration

Emma Gruschka
Emma Gruschka
Emma Gruschka Partner
t: +61 2 4924 7281
m: +61 404 072 163
o: Newcastle

Emma Gruschka


About Emma

Emma is an experienced workplace lawyer who advises on employment and work health and safety (WHS) issues for clients in diverse sectors, including mining, transport, financial services, insurance, health care and government.

What she does

Emma considers broader organisational objectives when guiding clients through difficult situations, ranging from internal investigations and disciplinary matters to unfair dismissal and general protections claims. She also helps clients with enterprise bargaining, terms and conditions of employment and organisational restructures. Emma helps improve workplace safety by developing WHS policies and procedures, advising on legislative compliance and devising practical training. Emma also helps clients respond to regulator investigations into potential breaches of WHS and employment laws.

Who she works with

Emma works with CEOs, HR and WHS executives and operations managers in the public and private sectors.


Emma has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore, Emma worked for a year in a specialist employment law firm.

Life outside of Sparkes

Emma's young family keeps her busy, as does turning produce from local markets into sumptuous feasts for her extended family.

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