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Guy Biddle

Guy Biddle


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.

Guy is Co-Chair of the Law Society of South Australia’s Accident Compensation Committee, a bi-partisan committee with representatives of compensation authorities and injured claimants. The role of the Committee is to provide advice to the Council of the Law Society concerning legal practice in the area of personal injury claims.  This involves commenting on legislation and providing submissions on legislative change and the practice and procedure of Courts and Tribunals involved in personal injury litigation.

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. 


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



  • Australian Insurance Law Association Member
  • Law Society of South Australia Member and Accident Compensation Committee Co-Chair
  • 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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