Josh Abbott | Partner

Josh Abbott is a partner in O'Loughlins Lawyers Workplace and Insurance group.

Since 2000 Josh's practice has focused on navigating employers through the legal framework of the modern workplace.

He represents employers in all aspects of the employment relationship including drafting contracts, policies & procedures, advising on workplace disciplinary and bullying issues, restructuring & termination of employment, industrial relations and workers compensation advice & claims management.

He acts in all employment related disputes including unfair dismissal, harassment, bullying, general protections, underpayment claims and prosecutes client protection, confidentiality and restraint of trade actions for employers.

He advises on compliance with Work Health & Safety laws and Environment Protection laws and due diligence obligations for boards and directors and defends prosecutions arising from workplace and environmental incidents.

Josh’s practice also includes risk management and insurance coverage advice and resolving indemnity disputes including personal insurance, professional indemnity, public liability and directors’ and officers’ liability policies.

Josh was awarded a Professional Certificate in Arbitration from the University of Adelaide in 2004 and adopts alternative dispute resolution processes to quickly resolve disputes.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • employment law and industrial relations
  • workers compensation
  • Work Health & Safety
  • insurance and risk management
  • commercial and civil litigation
  • environmental law

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Self Insurers of South Australia


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