Quality and consistency through collaboration

Congratulations to Michelle Taylor, Partner for being appointed as a member of Sparke Helmore’s Board. The Board sets the strategic direction of the partnership and the business and we look forward to the experience Michelle brings to this role.

Michelle is an accomplished lawyer with more than 25 years' experience as a litigator and specialises in maritime and transport law based in our Brisbane office. Michelle features as a leading shipping and transport practitioner in Chambers, Legal 500, Doyle’s and Best Lawyers. She is also very active in the maritime and transport industries including being the President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) and on the Executive of the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC).

“I am excited to be part of the future direction of Sparke Helmore and thank the Partners for electing and trusting me in this role,” Michelle said.

We also thank outgoing board member Scott McDonald, Partner based in our Sydney office for his contribution to the Board over the last three years. He has provided invaluable guidance on the direction of Sparke Helmore, which is consistent with our values.

Michelle joins Roland Hassall (Chair), Andrew White (National Managing Partner), Partners Karwan Eskerie, Michael Dwyer, Maxine Feletti and Non-Executive Directors Libby Davidson and John Martin.

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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