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Professional, practical and cost efficient legal solutions for business, not for profit and senior executive employees.

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

Bradbrook Lawyers and Oak Law are going steady

It’s no secret that Oak Law and Bradbrook Lawyers have a history of cross-referring clients to each other, especially when specialist knowledge is needed.

Well … having now dated for a respectable time, we’ve decided to take our relationship to the next level.
We’re moving in together!

We’re pleased to announce that from Monday, 19 October 2020, Bradbrook Lawyers will share Oak Law’s new premises at Level 8, 50 Pirie Street, Adelaide.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of an introduction, Oak Law directors Liam McCusker and Lisa Harrington specialise in Corporate and Commercial law. Jodie Bradbrook is a pre-eminent lawyer specialising in Employment and Safety law. Liam, Lisa and Jodie are all leaders in their respective fields, and their shared philosophy says it all:

Our clients’ businesses are one-of-a-kind. If we’re going to look after them, we need to be one-of-a-kind as well.

“We’re all dedicated to understanding our clients’ businesses and ensuring they receive value for the services provided. We’re confident that our clients are about to experience a level of service and expertise that will be hard to find anywhere else,” said Liam.

News & Views – High Court Decision – Personal Leave August 2020

High Court favours employer’s position in landmark personal leave case

The High Court’s common-sense judgment will be a welcome relief for employers of part-time and casual workers  

The case of Mondelez has been divisive, mainly for its interpretation of leave entitlements. In particular, it has focused on employees who work fewer than 38 hours per week or non-standard hours. 

Now, the High Court of Australia has handed down a decision which favours the employer’s interpretation of leave entitlements. We expect this decision to finalise the issue unless the Government chooses to pass legislation to close some loopholes in the Fair Work Act.  

Click here for further information.

News Flash – Workpac Pty Ltd v Rossato (2020) FCAFC 84 – 20 May 2020

Workpac was unsuccessful in getting the Federal Court to reconsider the Skene decision, but it has continued to test the law in an attempt to distinguish work arrangements with another employee, Rossato.

Click here for further information.

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.

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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