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James Spartalis

Senior Associate [1 Jan 2024], Adelaide Direct: +61 8 8215 7014

James has practiced solely in insurance law since his admission in 2018. He has experience across multiple lines of business including casualty, professional indemnity, and recoveries. He also advises insurers on complex indemnity issues and AFCA disputes.

In addition, James is a member of the workplace team. He has acted in numerous employment disputes including unfair dismissals and general protections claims. He regularly attends conciliation conferences and other hearings in the Fair Work Commission as well as the Federal Courts.

James has also performed secondments at two major insurers which involved managing a large portfolio of claims. This in-house experience has given James a strong understanding of the corporate needs of our insurer clients.

In addition to his Bachelor of Laws James holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management).

Articles and Presentations:

Presentation to clients on legal liability training – jointly with Joe Parisi – October 2023

Presentation to clients on performance management and disciplinary action – jointly with Jacob Redden – 5 October 2021

Presentation to client on complaints handling – jointly with Joe Parisi – 8 September 2021

‘NSW Court of Appeal affirms council’s liability for fall off jetty – Coffs Harbour City Council v Polglase’ Australian Civil Liability Newsletter (CL) 16.6,