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Guy Biddle

Guy Biddle

Partner

Guy heads up our Workplace Relations, Management and Safety team. He is a highly skilled litigator with over 25 years of experience in workplace law, general insurance and civil litigation.

When it comes to workplace issues, Guy’s affable nature and depth of experience are his biggest assets. His calm approach to negotiation and resolution reassures his clients and creates the space needed to find workable solutions for his clients and other parties.

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Guy has worked for regulatory authorities in both South Australia and Queensland.  He has also represented major corporates and insurers.

Guy advises clients on industrial relations, workplace injury claims, workers compensation, employment contracts, occupational health and safety (OH&S) issues, insurance and liability claims and regulatory requirements. He has appeared extensively before state courts and tribunals in both South Australia and Queensland.

Specialising in dispute resolution, Guy is especially skilled in mediating and resolving disputes to create workable outcomes for his clients. He is adept at analysing his clients’ situation and working closely with them to identify and promote their best case.

His continued excellence within his field has been recognised by clients, peers and well respected publications. Awards include Best Lawyers of Australia 2020 for Occupational Health & Safety Law and Doyles 2018 Leading Workplace Health & Safety Lawyer SA. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Expertise

Affiliations

  • Australian Insurance Law Association Member
  • Law Society of South Australia Member and Accident Compensation Committee Member
  • Industrial Relations Society of South Australia Member
  • The Australian Human Resources Institute Member
  • The Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association Member

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22/03/2019

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Imprisonment for Breaching Work Health & Safety Duties

27/02/2019

In a Nutshell A Queensland company director, Mr Gary Lavin, was convicted and sentenced to one…

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Casual Employee found to be Permanent: Workpac v Skene

03/10/2018

In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of the Federal Court…

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Inadequate Consultation Led to Unfair Dismissal Appeal

30/05/2018

In a Nutshell In a recent decision allowing a dismissed employee’s appeal, the Full Bench of…

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Labour Hire Licensing Act

03/03/2018

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Casual Conversion to FT

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Liability of Accountants for being “Wilfully Blind” to Underpayment of Wages by their Client.

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The Expanded Jurisdiction of the SAET

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The SA Employment Tribunal and Court will assume a much greater jurisdiction, abolishing the previous Industrial…

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