Quality and consistency through collaboration

Sparke Helmore is delighted, for a second year in a row, to be recognised by Insurance Business Australia as one of 19 companies to achieve the 5-Star Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2023. This acknowledgement shines a light on organisations within the insurance industry that actively promote a culture in which individuals of all backgrounds feel supported and heard.

Gillian Davidson, Casualty Partner and Chair of our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, said:

“We are delighted to once again be recognised alongside our colleagues in the insurance industry as a leading organisation for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are immensely proud of our culture which is embodied by the fantastic people we work alongside.

DEI is an ever-evolving landscape, and it’s never been more important to invest time, effort and commitment to support an environment of belonging for people of all backgrounds. We will continue to challenge ourselves, learn from our peers and strive to keep getting better.” 

This acknowledgment sits proudly alongside a number of great achievements over the last year, including:

  • Winner - 2022 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards - Insurance Team of the Year
  • Winner - 2022 Australasian Law Awards - Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year
  • Winner - 2022 Australian Law Awards Insurance team of the Year
  • Finalist – 2023 Australasian Law Awards Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year

Our insurance team is also recognised in numerous award listings from Doyle's, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia-Pacific, as well as our practitioners, who are regularly recognised for their individual achievements.

You can read the full report here.

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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