“Schreuders Compensation Lawyers have retained Sasphire Legal on a number of employment matters including drafting contracts, drafting policies and general employment issues.
The staff at Sasphire Legal are well informed, know their area of law and extremely prompt in their response turnaround. Their interpersonal skills are impeccable and they dedicate a lot of time to ensuring a clear understanding of their advice. Sasphire have a collaborative approach and are client-focused to help achieve good outcomes.
In addition, we have been invited to a number of seminars such as Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Protecting Confidential Information and Why Performance Management, Emotional Intelligence and Resilience go hand in hand. I have walked away from each session understanding and developing further knowledge to assist me in my role”
Verdiana Riolo, General Manager at Schreuders Compensation Lawyers
I have found the advice and services of Shana and Dean to be superb. Sasphire Legal made the legal process clear for me and showed me impeccable judgement every step of the way. I felt supported at all times and cannot thank Sasphire Legal enough for their sincerity and commercial approach in assisting me so ably in very difficult circumstances. i would highly recommend Shana and Dean for all employment and industrial relation matters.
I have worked with Sasphire Legal for several years both in the capacity as Chief Human Resources Officer for Smartgroup Limited and now as an independent HR Consultant. Shana and Dean have consistently provided legal advice and support which is second to none, hence my continued relationship with the Sasphire team.
They have an ability to quickly understand a problem, the business and its needs, and contextualize the legal matter at hand so that the best outcomes are always achieved. This coupled with their excellent knowledge of employment law and sound commerciality makes them a standout legal partner.
The team has always demonstrated a sense of urgency and a level of responsiveness that provides confidence and comfort that I am in excellent hands. No job is too big or small and they have never shied away from difficult matters. All instructions are approached with absolute professionalism, intelligence, sensitivity, deep consideration and tenacity. A collaborative approach has ensured we are 100% satisfied and confident in the decisions made and importantly, that we fully understand the risks, both commercially and legally, before a strategy is implemented.
One of the things that really struck me during my time at Smartgroup is how effectively the Sasphire team developed depth and respect in their working relationship with the Smartgroup team. This had benefits on many levels, including authenticity in communication style and advice. This is important as trust and sound interactions allow for a more fulsome working relationship which undoubtedly enhances any potential business outcomes.
Both Shana and Dean are very personable and a pleasure to work with. This is not always so easy to achieve given that most of the matters that bring us together are stressful by their very nature and could potentially have serious consequences for business. There are several lawyers from top tier law firms with which I have previously worked, but I have never received the same level of service, advice and care that we do from Sasphire Legal.
Glenco have been working with Dean and the Sasphire Legal team for approximately 2 years. During this period, they have been able to provide invaluable assistance to our business on a great number of occasions. We especially value Sasphire’s sound legal advice. The information is always comprehensive yet commercially focused while still being presented in plain English.
Recently, their prompt and balanced advice provided both assistance and peace of mind while we were navigating through a complex and emotionally charged matter involving one of our team. In a refreshing change from the usual cookie cutter approaches of legal firms. Dean took the time to gain a full understanding of the situation and then presented sound advice that focused on a resolution that was consistent with our Company’s values and ethos. There is no doubt this outcome was beneficial for both parties with a common-sense outcome.
We have previously recommended Sasphire to other businesses seeking employment/HR advice and will have no hesitation in recommending them again in the future.
We have consulted Sasphire Legal on a number of occasions for advice, guidance and assistance with various aspects of employment law. The firm has always delivered considered, to-the-point input, quickly and efficiently, at reasonable cost. We enjoy the interactions, appreciate the personal service, and value the expertise offered.”
Avron Rayman, CEO Kosherworld (Hadassah Kosher Butchery and Katzy’s Deli & Food Factory
The team at Sasphire Lawyers exhibit that rare balance between a personal and professional approach to legal advice. Both Dean and Shana assisted greatly with an employment issue I found myself involved with, and were able to achieve a positive outcome for me that I otherwise would not have been able to reach. Their greatest skill is achieving the best outcome for their clients, whilst acting predominately in a supportive and advisory role. Not once did I feel pressure to take a particular stance or action; the team always explained everything, provided advice and guidance, and stood strong on my behalf when needed.
I went through three other legal firms until I found a team who I felt both comfortable and confident with, and I strongly believe Sasphire is one of, if not the best, employment legal team in Sydney. I would highly recommend their team to anyone requiring assistance or advice relating to an employment issue, and am most grateful for their support at a difficult time.
I recently engaged Shana Schreier-Joffe and the team at Sasphire Legal in relation to a dispute and negotiation with my former employer on matters relating to my previous employment contract and restraint of trade obligations.
Shana carefully and clearly explained the law, the strategy and particular subtleties of my case. She demonstrated a strong knowledge of employment law in Australia and its application in NSW and communicated this with caring and insight and a high level of commercial acumen.
As the matter progressed, Shana showed genuine concern and interest in my overall success. She is very personable and direct, and her pragmatic approach always made me feel extremely comfortable and informed. At all times Shana was attentive and sensitive to my particular needs as a client and was always accessible via telephone or email.
Shana was instrumental in obtaining a positive result in my negotiations with my previous employer.
It was a great pleasure to work with Shana and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking advice or undertaking employment negotiations on either side of the table”