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Sparke Helmore Lawyers congratulates Adam Cunynghame, Andrew Keevers, Leith Helsdon and Kelvin Defranciscis from the Government Group, and James Clohesy from the Insurance Group who have been named finalists in the 2018 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

Sparke Helmore has been incredibly successful in the Government category, accounting for four of the ten finalists, with James nominated for the Insurance category.  

"I'm so proud of our young lawyers. Adam, Andrew, Leith and Kelvin's nominations are well-deserved and reflect their exceptional work on complex matters and vital projects for the Commonwealth Government," said National Government Group Leader, Ben Dube. "Each has demonstrated initiative, an unwavering commitment to going above and beyond for their clients and an appetite for furthering their knowledge and skills through secondments and opportunities across the firm."

Sydney Commercial Insurance Partner and Board Member, Gillian Davidson, advocated James' nomination and said: "James' professionalism and skill is advanced beyond his years of experience and I'm consistently impressed by his outstanding matter work and ability to connect with our clients, which made him a standout candidate for our London Market Immersion Program."

The 30 Under 30 Awards recognise Australia's high achieving lawyers under the age of 30 across 15 categories. Criteria for selection in the 30 Under 30 Awards include career achievements, examples of initiative and leadership, involvement in external associations and the community, and contributions to practice group success. The awards ceremony will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney on 18 May 2018.

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 five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, 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 900 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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