Quality and consistency through collaboration

Congratulations to the 23 Sparke Helmore lawyers who made the 2025 Best Lawyers Australia 'Ones to Watch'  list! Four of our lawyers have been listed for the first time — Katie Gould (Real Property Law), Erica Filby (Insurance Law), Simone Burke (Insurance Law) and Gemma Chew (Personal Injury Litigation).

Congratulations to all those listed:

  • Matthew Armstrong - Real Property Law
  • Katie Gould - Real Property Law
  • Sasha Vleeshouwer - Real Property Law
  • Molly Campbell - Government Practice
  • Zoe Fatouros - Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Ashley Sherr - Labour and Employment Law
  • Calvin Tay - Real Property Law
  • Ariel Curtis - Labour and Employment Law and Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Jessica Phillips - Labour and Employment Law
  • Erica Filby - Insurance Law
  • Hannah Alcaro - Real Property Law
  • Chanel Bou-Francis - Insurance Law, Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Simone Burke - Insurance Law
  • Steven Canton – Litigation and Medical Negligence
  • Gemma Chew - Personal Injury Litigation
  • Frank Farsaci - Insurance Law
  • Angel Fernandes - Insurance Law
  • Ben Gottlieb - Labour and Employment Law, Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Peter Hughes - Insurance Law
  • Melanie Shanahan - Insurance Law, Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Ebony Vail - Insurance Law
  • Antonia Vo - Insurance Law and Litigation
  • Luke Woodward - Real Property Law

Best Lawyers Australia 'Ones to Watch' recognises associates and other lawyers who are early in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in Australia.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 850 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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