John leads our Workers Compensation & Self Insurance team and is arguably South Australia’s leading workers compensation expert. He has practiced exclusively in all aspects of workers compensation for more than 30 years, working closely with clients to defend and manage workers compensation claims and assisting companies in their transition to becoming self-insurers in both the state scheme and Comcare.
An authority on self insurance, South Australia’s Return to Work scheme (previously WorkCover) and the workers compensation industry in general, John has published numerous opinion pieces and commentaries and is regularly sought after as an expert presenter at industry-based conferences and workshops.
An experienced litigator, John has appeared as counsel before the South Australian Employment Tribunal, the Premium Review Panel, Supreme Court, Fair Work Commission, SA and Federal Industrial Courts, Federal Magistrates Court and the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
John also advises employers on their work health and safety (WHS) rights and obligations, and represents them in WHS investigations and prosecutions.
John's particular expertise includes the following practice and industry areas:
- Workers Compensation & Self Insurance
- Employment Law
- Health & Aged Care