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.
23-02-17 | The recent decision of McGlade v Registrar National Native Title Tribunal  FCAFC 10 has established that all applicants for a native title claim must sign an indigenous land use agreement before it can be registered, creating uncertainty for existing agreements that were registered without every applicant having signed them.
23-02-17 | The full bench of the Fair Work Commission today reduced public holiday rates in five modern awards, effective from 1 July, as well as Sunday penalty rates in four modern awards, which will be phased in over at least two annual instalments.
22-02-17 | Last week we reported on the amendments to the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Cth). These changes commenced from Friday 17 February and reduce the two-year transition period for enterprise agreement (EA) content rules by more than a year.
17-02-17 | Two months on from the commencement of the Code for Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016, the Senate has passed legislation to reduce the two-year transition period for enterprise agreement content rules.
16-02-17 | The Corporations Amendment (Crowd Sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth) has passed the House of Representatives and entered the Senate. The Senate Economics Legislation Committee Report was tabled for consideration on 13 February 2017 and the Committee recommended the Bill be enacted.
Listed, WTR 1000 2017
Recommended, Banking and Finance, 2017 Legal 500
Recommended, Commercial Insurance, 2017 Legal 500
Recommended, Intellectual Property Technology, 2017 Legal 500
Recommended, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 2017 Legal 500
Listed, Insurance, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
Winner, Australasian Lawyer Innovative Firms 2016
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.