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Melino Legal

Melino Legal – Committed. Driven. Practical. Proven.

Melino Legal is a specialised legal practice delivering advice and providing representation in compensation, workplace, liability and insurance issues.

We deliver strategic and risk management advice and support our clients navigate compensation and workplace issues in a way that is transparent. Our approach is to keep it simple so that our clients can understand.

We focus on solving problems and identifying early opportunity for resolution of issues and disputes. We provide dispute management representation to employers and self-insureds and assist in managing claims.

We provide advice on third party and civil liabilities and offer training to clients on topics such as process, procedure and case law updates. We can offer guidance on understanding or reducing the premium impact of claims.

Our services extend to providing advice to registered employers on premium queries and reviews where appropriate. We can communicate with other parties on your behalf and develop precedents for future use.

We have a specialised practice in self-insurance and assist self-insured employers in managing their claims and liabilities and develop practices and strategies to reduce the cost impact of claims to employers. A core area of our practice is the provision of representation and advice to insurers as well as individuals on liability and coverage in self insurance and general insurance matters.

Our highly specialised team is available to provide creative, effective solutions to employment and insurance concerns in a practical, timely and cost-effective way.


Tahlia Melino – Principal
415/33 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000
phone: 08.7093.2350

KJK Legal

Experience Counts

Adelaide based KJK Legal represents the coming together in one employer focused firm of over 100 years of industry leading experience in the complex fields of workers compensation, employment relations and workplace health and safety law. KJK Legal has also developed a niche practice advising the heavy vehicle haulage industry in relation to its legislative compliance obligations.

Relationships are Important

KJK have developed high level relationships with key clients in many of Australia’s largest industry sectors. This includes representing the three largest wine producers operating in Australia, billion dollar international and national agri-businesses and food processing/manufacturing companies, and many NFP aged care and disability service organisations. The firm also represents a number of Australia’s largest retail businesses. These organisations’ trust us with their legal work, allowing us to punch well above our weight when it comes to the legal services industry.

Partnering with South Australian employers in relation to all aspects of workers compensation and employment law in particular, KJK Legal aim to provide practical and cost effective outcomes for our clients, their claims managers, human resources and work health and safety managers, and insurers.

A Collaborative Approach

The firm takes an overarching approach to its relationship with its clients, believing that to become trusted advisers to industry there is a need to focus on providing practical advice to employers regarding their preventative risk management strategies and compliance with their legal obligations, just as much as with their response to legal action brought against them.


Bradbrook Lawyers

Bradbrook Lawyers

We’re a specialist workplace law firm, providing pragmatic legal solutions to businesses, large organisations and senior executive employees.

Jodie Bradbrook established the firm in 2011, after recognising a need for workplace legal services to be streamlined and straightforward. This approach would help clients maintain efficient business operations, even in times of workplace unrest or uncertainty.

Since then, we’ve earned a reputation for our practical approach and quick responses to clients’ needs. Risk management is one of our strengths. After all, the best way to deal with a problem is to take action to prevent it from ever arising.

And we’re tenacious. When you become our client, we won’t delicately hold your hand. We’ll just jump in and sort out the issue.

That’s right. We won’t tell you what you want to hear. We’ll tell you what you need to hear. And that’s why our clients love our services.

We’re proudly local, based in Adelaide, South Australia. But our experience and knowledge is sought nationwide, often by large organisations and interstate law firms in need of a town agent.

Bradbrook Lawyers Capability Statement

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Having provided workers compensation services to insurers, self insurers and employers since 1911, Sparke Helmore is currently the largest nationally integrated legal provider in this area in Australia. We offer clients the benefit of our thorough understanding of key workers compensation scheme drivers at state and federal levels and a multi-dimensional view of various schemes.

Our workers compensation team is highly regarded for its ability to provide a timely, pragmatic and strategic approach to the management of compensation claims to reduce our client’s overall exposure. This extends beyond the individual claim to broad issues concerning the management of the entire portfolio.

Our workplace relations, industrial and occupational health and safety practice is one of the largest in the country, and our compensation team partners with them to ensure that all implications arising from workers compensation claims can be assessed and managed from the time of the event until finalisation of litigation, providing you with a holistic approach to case management. Through this partnering approach we provide a depth of expertise and a suite of integrated legal services in the areas of OH&S and employment law.


DW Fox Tucker

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers offers a broad, comprehensive range of general commercial services complemented by a suite of expert specialist services for clients in specific key industries and niche market sectors, including workers compensation and employment law.

Workers compensation is an integral part of every Australian business, and with every employer having to comply with the state, territory or Commonwealth legislation, the confusing legal aspects of workers compensation can be challenging to navigate. Our workplace team supports clients by providing responsive and pragmatic advice to assist with claim reviews, compliance advice, appeals, fraud investigations, prosecutions and a raft of other services associated with workers compensation law. We help some of the largest employers in Australia, across many industries, to defend and manage claims in the Employment Tribunal and Superior Courts.

In addition to workers compensation advice, our workplace team has a proven track record delivering positive solutions to employers concerning other complex workplace issues and disputes. We work with our clients to breakdown the complexities of the issue and then tailor an approach designed to meet their specific set of circumstances. Our lawyers provide expert advice on enterprise bargaining agreements, good faith bargaining obligations, strategic planning, responses to collective workplace and right of entry disputes, compliance obligations and employment policies and procedures. We also represent PCBUs for SafeWork SA investigations and provide advice in respect of Work Health and Safety Act compliance.

While our specialists' key focus is to support and defend our clients, while minimising costs, we also invest time to inform clients about relevant aspects of law and their application. Clients need the knowledge to develop strategies that will create better systems, protocols and policies to improve efficiencies and minimise the financial risk of workplace related legal issues.


John Walsh
DW Fox Tucker Lawyers
L14, 100 King William Street Adelaide SA 5000
Phone:  +61 8 8124 1811

Shopov Giourgas

Shopov Giourgas Lawyers (SG Lawyers) is a specialised law firm dedicated to providing legal representation to employers, insurers, and associated entities in the fields of employment injury law, worker’s compensation and ancillary matters.

Our vision is to be the premier law firm in this jurisdiction providing exceptional legal service to our clients and ensuring their legal rights and interests are protected.

Our mission is to deliver exceptional legal services and achieve favourable outcomes for our clients. We are committed to providing personalised attention, practical advice, and assertive representation to protect our clients’ rights and mitigate the financial and operational impact of workplace injuries.

Our goal is to be the trusted advocates for employers ensuring that they are supported with the knowledge and strategies needed to navigate the complex landscape of employment injury law. We will do so by fostering strong relationships built on trust, integrity and professionalism.

Our aim is to be the go-to legal service for employers seeking representation and cost effective outcomes.

Our collective experience exceeds 100 years in the legal profession. As a team, we will work tirelessly to safeguard the interests of our clients, mitigate any risks and secure favourable outcomes, while upholding the principles of fairness, accountability, and ethical conduct. With our commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction, we strive to develop long lasting relationships with our clients.


Gilchrist Connell

Gilchrist Connell is a leading insurance sector law firm that operates across all Australian jurisdictions from its five offices. The firm’s fresh approach to legal services sets it apart. Gilchrist Connell is trusted by clients across Australia to provide commercial advice and representation.

Our workers compensation team acts for and advises self-insured employers and registered employers in all types of workers compensation and employment matters across a wide range of industry sectors.

Gilchrist Connell provide clients with a complete and expert service which, when overlaid with our detailed knowledge of the commercial and business environment, gives clients the best of both worlds – total understanding of the area and our no-nonsense, commercial approach to matters.

Whether assisting employers at the front end to avoid claims, minimising or resolving disputes for employers, we provide commercial, strategic advice, and a tailored solution for every workplace situation.

Complemented by our strong Workplace Health and Safety, Employment Practices and Management/Statutory Liability capabilities, our focus is on providing a comprehensive, holistic service to employers and insurers operating in the employment sphere.

Gilchrist Connell is recognized in Doyles Guide as a top tier law firm in the area of workers compensation and insurance.


Joe Parisi, Principal
P: +61 8 8215 7006

Zoe Dempster, Special Counsel
P: +61 8 8215 7026

Finlaysons Lawyers

We know that employment laws are constantly evolving. We provide employers with immediate, expert and commercially focussed advice to help them meet their changing obligations and create productive and positive workplaces.

Our highly experienced Workplace Relations, Management and Safety team understands that employment is all about managing relationships – within and outside of an organisation. We’re widely recognised for our experience and expertise in all workplace issues.
We take a holistic approach to workplace matters. We will work in partnership with you and not as an arms-length advisor, to help you tackle existing challenges as well as identify and avoid potential issues. We work collaboratively with employers and employees to help workplaces cope with changing laws and create an environment that attracts and retains their biggest asset; their staff.

How can we help you?

Clients benefit from our full-service firm – we’re a ‘one stop workplace shop’ for employers. We provide specialised advice on recruitment, human resources, industrial relations and occupational health and safety. We also advise clients on employment contracts, termination and performance management processes, complaint investigations, workers compensation, regulatory requirements and insurance/public liability claims.

We act for businesses throughout Australia and in a diverse range of industries including automotive, defence, resources, manufacturing, health and the public service. Our team has represented local government authorities and major corporations, including major insurers, as well as utilities providers, mining companies, small to medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organisations.

Contact: Guy Biddle
Partner, Employment & Workplace Safety
Finlaysons Lawyers
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