Quality and consistency through collaboration

Sparke Helmore is proud to announce that Brendan Charles, Partner has been appointed as Employment Service Line Leader as former Leader Roland Hassall steps into role as Chair of Sparke Helmore.

Brendan is an experienced practitioner and has been with the firm for over 10 years. He specialises in employment and workplace relations and acts for both private and public sector clients across several industries. He is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in the Fair Work Commission, the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit and Family Court.

Brendan said “Roland leaves behind a huge legacy in the role of service line leader that I will work very hard to continue. I am very excited about taking up the role and look forward to continuing to build our national employment practice.”

Catherine Wilkinson, National Workplace Group Leader said, “This is again a recognition of the technical and client excellence that Brendan demonstrates day after day.”

Brendan is based in our Melbourne office and this appointment shows the depth and strength of our Melbourne Workplace team.

Congratulations to Brendan!

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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