Quality and consistency through collaboration

Congratulations to Chris Drury, Consultant and Alan McKelvey, Partner on being recognised as Leading Planning & Development Lawyers – NSW in the recent Doyle’s Guide rankings.

Chris was recognised in the Leading category and has more than 30 years' experience in local government, town planning and environmental law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Local Government & Planning Law, and he is listed in the AFR's Best Lawyers in Australia in 2013 and more recently in 2019.

Alan was recognised in the Recommended category and specialises in NSW planning, environment and mining law and has extensive litigation experience, particularly in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

Sparke Helmore also achieved a fantastic result being recognised in the:

  • Third Tier category for Leading Town Planning & Development Law Firm – NSW, and
  • Recommended category for Leading Environment & Climate Change Law Firm - NSW.

Well done to Chris, Alan, and the NSW teams!

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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