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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

Heading home …

I am heading back to my old home, my old firm, Bradbrook Lawyers. I am going to move from a highly resourced, successful legal practice where I am wonderfully supported, to running my own firm, wearing 27 different hats throughout the course of the day from Employment Law supremo, to cash-flow manager, to HR manager, to doing the dishes and taking the rubbish out as any Principal of a small business does. Why? Well, because I am Jodie Bradbrook, that’s why! Some say I’m half a genius, 3 parts mad, and go in 5 directions at once on a noisy jet ski… And, I wouldn’t have it any other way. To quote Frank Sinatra: “I did it my way”. And that’s what I have learned during my time here at DW Fox Tucker who, bless its cotton socks, couldn’t have made me feel any more welcome. So, it’s time to go home… To hang up my shingle again as Jodie Bradbrook, from Bradbrook Lawyers, and to fight hard for my clients, because that’s what I do, and that’s who I am.

Workplace Investigations – Taking the statement and briefing your lawyer!

Date: Friday 2 August 2019
Registration: 8.00am Start 8.15am Finish 9.45am
Venue: The Science Exchange The Thinking Space
55 Exchange Place Adelaide
Presenter: Jodie Bradbrook

Conducting a workplace investigation or even getting the ball rolling can be a daunting task for business owners and their staff, particularly when doing it for the first time. This seminar is intended to provide you with the basics so that you have the confidence to gather the information and then brief your lawyer in a way that is cost effective and ensures that you can act quickly. Acting quickly is important not just because it ensures you afford all concerned with procedural fairness, but also to minimise the cost to your business, if staff must be suspended and paid while the investigation is on foot.

RSVP By 29 July 2019 at 3pm
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Federal Court Converts Casuals to Permanent

On 16 August 2018 the Full Court of the Federal Court handed down a decision which is likely to impact the employment of casual employees in the future.  The decision sets out the basis upon which an employee is able to argue that the true nature of their employment is permanent and not casual – despite the way in which they have been engaged or paid.  As a result of this decision Employers should review current arrangements with casual employees to determine whether any fall within the category of workers that should be converted to casual.  Any one requiring assistance with this task should contact us for further information.  The decision can be found at [2018] – FCAFC 131

Unpaid Family & Domestic Violence Leave

From 1 August 2018, modern awards will be varied to give employees access to 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year.  This entitlement applies to all employees (including casuals) who are covered by an industry or occupation based award. For further information click here.

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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