On 1 March 2017, Sparke Helmore Lawyers and Jarman McKenna will merge and be known as Sparke Helmore Lawyers. The deal will see two leading Australian law firms combine to provide deep national insurance law capability and coverage for insurers, underwriters, re-insurers, brokers, agents and insureds doing business in Australia.
16-01-17 | The NSW Court of Appeal has ruled that an adjudicator's determination may only be subject to review for a jurisdictional error of law under the Security of Payment Act. Parties who fall victim to a non-jurisdictional error of law made by an adjudicator will not be entitled to have a determination set aside.
16-01-17 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers is proud to announce the promotions of seven lawyers to the role of senior associate in the Corporate & Commercial, Government and Insurance Groups.
12-01-17 | In the relative calm of the post-Christmas period we bring to your attention two developments that occurred in December 2016.
23-12-16 | In its first decision concerning the construction industry's security of payments laws, the High Court's judgment this week in Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Lewence Construction Pty Ltd  HCA 52 has delivered a clear message to claimants and those responding to claims that there must be a "reference date" for the claim to be valid.
16-12-16 | Revised Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) come into effect on 1 March 2017. Labelled as a "massive change" by Senator Nick Xenophon, the updates will impact on the manner in which Commonwealth agencies manage procurement processes subject to Division 2 of the CPRs.
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Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a firm of more than 650 people working from eight offices across Australia, serving the needs of the insurance, government, financial services, technology, mining, construction and property sectors. Our expertise spans corporate and commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to IPOs, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement.