Quality and consistency through collaboration

We are proud to announce that Christopher Peppel and Georgina Dodd have both been recognised as finalists in the 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards. The 30 Under 30 Awards celebrates and recognises the outstanding work and results achieved by the brightest up-and-coming Australian legal professionals. Being recognised as a 30 Under 30 finalist is an industry-wide acknowledgement of not only professional competency but also passion for and dedication to one’s craft.

Andrew White, National Managing Partner said “An outstanding accomplishment and well-deserved recognition for Christopher and Georgina. Sparke Helmore is honoured to have two trailblazers within our firm, and we look forward to continuing to support them throughout their careers.”

Christopher Peppel, Associate | Brisbane | Commercial Insurance

Chris has been recognised as a finalist in the Insurance category. He works for both domestic and international insurers across a broad range of areas, including personal injury and property liability claims. During his career, Chris has developed extensive experience representing both corporations and insurers defending claims pursuant to the PIPA and the WCRA. He advises on all aspects of claims management including claims investigations, liability and quantum, and is experienced in conducting both informal and formal settlement conferences and advocacy work. Christopher takes a considered approach in achieving the best possible outcome for each claim while also working closely with clients to achieve their long-term strategic goals.

Georgina Dodd, Associate | Sydney | Workplace

Georgina has been recognised as a finalist in the Workplace, Health and Safety category. Georgina specialises in WHS, coronial inquests and employee relations, she helps public and private sector clients deal with a range of WHS compliance issues and provides pragmatic and commercial advice to government, employers and insurers who require assistance navigating complex and often highly sensitive WHS and people-management enquiries.

She has recently completed a secondment to Transport for NSW where she was involved in the regulatory and prosecutions space. Georgina provided legal advice to internal clients to ensure compliance in complex and highly regulated environments and has continued to represent Transport in local court prosecutions. Georgina’s in-house experience enables her to proactively advise clients to reduce their potential liability whilst providing commercially viable solutions. Georgina regularly assists and advises clients in coronial inquests and most recently assisted a government client with a high profile and lengthy coronial inquest.

Winners will be announced at the 30 Under 30 Awards black-tie gala being held on Friday 3 June at Sydney’s Star Casino.

Congratulations again to Chris and Georgina!

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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