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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that Canberra-based Partner Holly McAdam was named Government Partner of the Year by Lawyers Weekly at its annual Partner of the Year Awards last Friday night.

Holly, who joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2016, works with large Commonwealth Government agencies and private clients on major projects from inception and planning to implementation. She has a unique and specialised skill set, unrivalled depth of knowledge as well as a collaborative and supportive nature that is widely acknowledged by her clients, peers and team.

"To have been shortlisted among such a high calibre group of Government Partners was a wonderful surprise, but to win the award has been very humbling. Congratulations to all of the partners who were shortlisted across all of the categories and especially to all of the winners on the night," said Holly.

Sparke Helmore National Managing Partner Phillip Salem said: "Holly is an incredibly pragmatic lawyer who goes above and beyond for her clients and is highly regarded by her colleagues. I am thrilled that Holly's hard work and dedication has been recognised with this accolade."

Holly was one of four female finalists from Sparke Helmore at the Awards this year. The firm also recognises and celebrates the tremendous efforts of Gillian Davidson—Insurance, Shannon Platt­—IP and Penny Stevens—Workplace.

Holly and Phillip
Government Partner of the Year Holly McAdam and National Managing Partner Phillip Salem

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 950 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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