Quality and consistency through collaboration

We are pleased to announce that Sam Jackson, Partner based in our Melbourne office has been recognised as a finalist in the category ‘New Partner of the Year (3 years or less)’ in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards. This award recognises a new partner (or partner equivalent) who has demonstrated outstanding performance and potential.

Sam partners with the firm’s clients to help them better manage their workplace risks; including employment & IR disputes, critical incidents, regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Sam's industry leading expertise is recognised by the Australian Financial Review's “Best Lawyers” guide awarding him the Best Lawyer of The Year Award for Occupational Health & Safety Law in Melbourne for 2021. He is also listed as a Leading WHS Lawyer by Doyles Guide (2019, 2020) and included on the Australian Financial Review's “Best Lawyers” guide for both Labour and Employment Law (2021) and Occupational Health & Safety Law (2020, 2021).

Sam is regularly asked to comment in industry publications and the media about WHS and employment developments and is a frequent presenter at industry seminars and conferences.

About the Partner of the Year Awards

The winners of the Partner of the Year Awards will be announced on Thursday 28 July at a black-tie event at the Star Sydney. The awards identify the legal partners, or partners equivalent, across individual practice areas within the Australian legal profession.

The awards are regarded as one of the legal profession’s most prestigious accolades and pinpoint professional development and innovation, showcasing the individuals who are leading the way in the industry.


Congratulations again to Sam!

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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