About Us

Being a small, local firm, we focus on our recognised core areas of expertise, and our solicitors are respected within their fields of practice. We are a highly regarded workers compensation firm, specialising in acting for self-insured employers, and our Partners have been listed in Doyle’s guide as leaders in this field: each year since 2016, both Will Duddy and Chris Shopov have been named as either a Leading or Pre-eminent Workers Compensation (Defendant) Lawyer.

Our solicitors make the most of opportunities to expand their knowledge base and continue their legal education, regularly attending professional development seminars and events to ensure they remain abreast of all significant developments in their relevant fields. With long-serving legal and administrative staff, Duddy Shopov is a tight knit South Australian team committed to delivering effective and responsible legal assistance to our clients.

Find out a bit more about us and who we are.


What We Do

In addition to advising clients in relation to disputes and representing them before courts and tribunals, we are committed to assisting our clients to avoid disputes by adopting appropriate policies, procedures and risk management strategies. This includes running training and information sessions and notifying our clients of important changes and developments in key areas of law. We pride ourselves on our close relationships with clients, keeping them informed at every step and explaining the law in plain English.

Working For You

We have been able to substantially increase our client base by offering prompt and cost effective legal advice to our clients. We meet regularly with our clients to discuss current legal issues and to provide them with legal advice in relation to particular claims and the effect of decisions from the Court or Tribunal. We believe that the best way to provide customer service and indeed continuous improvement is to work in partnership with our clients and regularly review the way in which we undertake our work.

Why Us?

Our solicitors have experience in appearing in a range of different courts, tribunals and commissions, including:

  • Magistrates Court
  • District & Supreme Court
  • SA Employment Tribunal (previously the Workers Compensation Tribunal)
  • Equal Opportunity Tribunal
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Federal Magistrates Court
  • Industrial Relations Court and Commission
  • Fair Work Commission