Quality and consistency through collaboration

Kiley Hodges, Partner and Head of National Property and Construction Division in the Commercial Insurance team has been recognised in the Australasian Lawyer Elite Women 2022 report.

Kiley has more than 24 years of experience providing dispute resolution advice and front-end contract negotiation and risk management advice. Her specialty is high-value, commercially complex and sensitive disputes. Her clients particularly value her problem solving and crisis management skills and ability to devise a strategy, take decisive action early, and manage a broad spectrum of stakeholders. 

She is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Kiley is a member of Sparke Helmore’s diversity and inclusion advisory committee and has been an executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBTIQ+ employee network, Sparkles, since its inception in 2019.

Kiley said “I am honoured to be recognised in this report and listed amongst a number of exceptional female leaders in the legal profession. It is so important that our profession continues to highlight diversity, equality and inclusion and this report is just one way of doing this.”

Last year, Catherine Wilkinson, Partner and National Workplace Group Leader was also named in the inaugural Elite Women 2021 report, it is fantastic to see another Sparkie being recognised in the 2022 report.

Congratulations Kiley on this outstanding achievement!

About the Australasian Lawyer’s Elite Women 2022 report

Australasian Lawyer invited legal professionals from across the region to nominate exceptional female leaders for the inaugural Elite Women list. Nominees had to be working in a role related to the legal profession and had influenced the profession in a way that demonstrated a passion for the law.

Nominators were asked to describe the nominee’s standout professional achievements over the past 12 months, along with her contributions to diversity and inclusion and how she has given back through volunteer roles and charity work. Recommendations from managers and senior industry professionals were also taken into account.

To narrow down the list to the final 50 Elite Women, the Australasian Lawyer team reviewed all nominations, examining each individual’s meaningful contribution to the profession.

View the Elite Women 2022 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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