Josephine is an experienced workplace lawyer, specialising in litigation, employee relations and discrimination. Josephine guides clients seamlessly through all issues that arise in the course of the employee lifecycle and related litigation or regulatory issues.
Josephine has completed two successful secondments with ASX listed multi-national clients, which has enriched her understanding of client needs. Josephine is passionate about social justice and human rights and is a key contributor to Sparke Helmore’s Pro Bono program.
Josephine’s litigation, inhouse and employee relations experience enables her to provide strategic and pragmatic advice to obtain the best outcome efficiently. She takes a proactive approach to suggesting wholistic solutions for clients, such as identifying training needs and preventative measures to ongoing legal and commercial issues.
Josephine regularly represents clients in the Fair Work Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court.
Josephine has a wide client base across public and private sectors, spanning a variety of industries including insurance, education, construction, government, corporate and not-for-profit.
Josephine holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Communication Studies from the University of New England, Armidale.
Prior to joining Sparkes, Josephine was employed at a boutique civil practice, where she gained a breadth of experience across commercial litigation, corporate law and estate law. Josephine leverages this experience in her ongoing contributions to Sparke Helmore’s Pro Bono program.
While completing her Juris Doctor, Josephine worked as a volunteer at a community legal centre and also as a paralegal in a commercial firm.
Josephine loves music and food! She can usually be found eating out with friends or enjoying some live music (anything between 1960 and 1995). She is passionate about fitness and is a certified yoga teacher. Josephine also enjoys travelling around Australia and spending time with her family.