Quality and consistency through collaboration

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Taylor, Partner has been recognised as a leading Admiralty, Shipping & Maritime Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2023.

Michelle has more than 25 years' experience as a litigator, specialising in maritime and transport law. She has been recognised internationally for her extensive shipping experience and of casualty and pollution matters in particular. Her casualty experience includes some of the most significant maritime incidents in Australian and New Zealand waters in recent years.

With exceptional skill in marine insurance, including hull, liability, pollution, cargo and transit claims, Michelle has been at the forefront of drafting insurance policy wordings for the Australian and London markets.  She has significant expertise in admiralty practice, as well as maritime related disputes in the Asia Pacific region.

Sparke Helmore has also been recognised as a leading Admiralty, Shipping & Maritime Law Firm.

Congratulations to Michelle and her team!

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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