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Bradbrook Lawyers for smarter business strategies

We’re a boutique, highly specialised Adelaide-based law firm. And that’s just the way we like it.
We represent local and national clients in all aspects of workplace law, including:

  • Workplace relations
  • Employment
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Workers compensation
  • Equal opportunity and discrimination
  • Dispute resolution
  • Risk management
  • Insurance and indemnity disputes
  • Town agent for interstate firms

Led by Jodie Bradbrook, we’ve worked with some of the most recognisable names across a vast range of industries.
Our experience is extensive. We’re proud of how well we know our clients’ businesses, and we’ll take the time to understand yours.

Our Vision

Bradbrook Lawyers’ vision is to ensure the way we interact with our clients is second to none. We partner with our clients and get to know their business so that we can ensure they receive value for the services we provide. Our goal is to be recognised by our clients as lawyers who provide excellent legal advice and value for money.

We are committed to achieving our vision and recognise we need to work hard to meet our clients’ expectations. We value your feedback. We know that the key to success is the ability to grow and always be open to change. We promise to deliver exceptional legal services tailored to the needs of our clients.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

Exceptional communication

We’ll keep you in the loop at every stage of your legal issue.

Understanding your business

Because if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.

Working in partnership with you

So that you receive the service that’s right for your business.

Setting the bar high

Meeting your expectations is good, but exceeding them is even better. That’s where we’re aiming.

Change and growth

Change is an excellent strategy for growth, and it helps us focus on your goals.

The bottom line?

Brilliant legal services tailored for you. No legal jargon. Just great advice, when you need it.

About Jodie Bradbrook

If we were into clichés, we’d say that firm principal Jodie Bradbrook is a plain-talking, sharp-shooting, pull-no-punches kind of lawyer. But instead, we’ll just say that she’ll tell you how it iswhether you like it or not.

She’s frank and fearless. That’s what her clients are paying for and that’s exactly why they’re her biggest fans. With years of specialised experience in workplace law and a clientele spanning most industries, Jodie has cemented her reputation as one of South Australia’s finest workplace lawyers.

Latest News from Bradbrook Lawyers

Vale Wayne Preedy:
WPI legacy lives on

With deep sympathy and sadness, we inform you that our client, Mr Wayne Preedy,
passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 25 January 2020. 

He leaves behind his wife Nicky, and his three children, Tom, James and Georgia.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Wayne since 2012. His case now stands as a leading authority on whole person impairment (WPI) combination under the Return to Work Act.
It was a significant journey for him and his case is now his legacy.

In our last update on 19 November 2019, we advised of the judgment of Deputy President Judge Calligeros of the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET)

Just prior to Christmas, RTWSA appealed the decision and the matter was to be listed for a further SAET Full Bench appeal.

RTWSA has been notified of Mr Preedy’s passing and is in the process of taking advice about whether it will pursue the appeal against his estate. As soon as we have an update we will let you know.

In the meantime, we pay our respects to Wayne who was one of our favourite clients and who over the last seven years became our good friend. We will miss him and his good cheer. 

We send our love to his family.

FACT SHEET – ‘Tis the season for misconduct: The employer’s survival guide for the work party season

December is known as the silly season for a reason. Mixing alcohol with workplace celebrations can often lead to incidents of employee misconduct, but not every episode justifies termination of employment.

Here’s our guide to keeping your end-of-year celebration nice, not naughty, and how to avoid any legal issues arising.

Lessons to learn from case law

Case law usually gives us the best pointers about how functions should (and shouldn’t) be conducted.

Keenan case

Puszka case

Click here for further information.

News Flash – Preedy v RTWSA – Combination of Whole Person Impairment

His Honour Deputy President Judge Calligeros handed down his decision on 19 November 2019 in Preedy v RTWSA [2019] SAET 228.

His Honour found that Mr Preedy’s injuries arose from the same cause and as such his whole person impairment should be combined under the RTW Act.

This decision is significant and will potentially increase the number of workers who will meet the 30% threshold and may significantly increase the monetary payments for economic loss lump sum payments under section 56 of the RTW Act.

Click here for further information.

Psychological and Psychiatric Injury Roundup – Legalwise

Jodie will be presenting on obtaining instructions from an Injured Worker or their Employer: Separating the emotion from the legal issues.

27 November 2019 – Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel

Clients and friends of Bradbrook Lawyers can achieve a discount on enrolment by using the following codes on registration

For full day programs, use the code 1911SPK

For half day programs, use the code 1911SPKHD

practice areas

Workplace relations

Employment

Workplace health and safety

Workers compensation

Equal opportunity & discrimination

Dispute resolution

Risk management

Insurance and indemnity disputes

Town agent for interstate firms

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