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Joe Parisi

Principal, Adelaide Direct: +61 8 8215 7006

Joe has been practising insurance and workplace law for more than 20 years, acting almost exclusively for insurers, large self-insured corporations and for employers. Joe has a broad practice covering all aspects of insurance and workplace law including personal injury, workers compensation, property damage and professional indemnity claims.

Joe has acted in hundreds of personal injury claims ranging from straightforward slip and trip claims to catastrophic injuries. He has particular expertise in handling injury claims involving recoveries by Return to Work South Australia.

Joe has successfully acted for self-insured employers in significant workers compensation cases in the Workers Compensation Tribunal and the Supreme Court of South Australia. He regularly appears in the South Australian Employment Tribunal on behalf of self-insured employers and registered employers. He also advises insurers and employers in relation to WH&S investigations and prosecutions.

Joe’s experience extends to large, multi-party property damage claims throughout Australia and, in particular, he has handled multiple claims arising from various train derailments which have occurred all over Australia. Joe also acts in defence of claims against professionals such as conveyancers, real estate agents and accountants.

Joe has experience in representing insurers in relation to AFCA complaints and in relation to indemnity disputes arising from motor vehicle and home claims.

Joe presents seminars and provides articles to members of the Self-Insurers of South Australia (SISA). He is regarded for his user-friendly advice in jargon-free language. His clients appreciate his collaborative approach and the practical and commercial advice he provides.

Articles and Presentations

Presentation on legal professional privilege & investigations, June 2022

Joe Parisi, Peter Dalrymple, When the court’s patience ends — vexatious litigants (2022) 17(2) CL 18

Presentation to clients on seriously injured workers and breach of mutuality October 2020

Ashleigh Allen & Joe Parisi, Who let the dogs out – the “dangerous recreational activity” defence in the Civil Liablity Act 2002 (NSW): Carter  v Hastings River Greyhound Racing Club (2019) 16(3) CL 34

Presentation to insurers on Cancellation procedures, non-disclosures and misrepresentations July 2019

Presentation on Section 18  April 2019

Presentation to insurers on key SAET decisions 2017

Presentation to insurers on the Return to Work Act (SA), 2017

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