Quality and consistency through collaboration

We would like to congratulate our 70 lawyers who have been included on the Best Lawyers' list for 2023. We have four new additions to the list and extend our congratulations to Rushil Sharma (Government), Emma Gruschka (Labour and Employment Law), Andrew Knight (Real Property Law) and Sarah Richards (Insurance Law and Professional Malpractice Litigation).

We also had 8 lawyers recognised in new categories—Paul O'Dea (Commercial Law and Leasing Law), Chris Rimmer (Litigation), Andrea Boyd-Boland (Personal Injury Litigation), John Coorey (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Bernadette Rayment (Immigration Law), Leon Sakaris (Leasing Law), Phillip Salem (Litigation) and Chris Wood (Product Liability Litigation).

Andrew White, National Managing Partner, said "We are proud to have so many lawyers recognised as experts in their speciality areas. Our lawyers are dedicated to putting our clients at the heart of everything we do and it's rewarding to see our peers acknowledge the results we are achieving for our clients by nominating and recognising our lawyers for their expertise."

Note: While we have 70 lawyers on the list across 29 specialty areas, some of them are recognised more than once so we have 131 entries on the list.

Here's the full list:

Best Lawyers has been published for 39 years and now publishes top legal talent in more than 70 countries. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review and their opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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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