Quality and consistency through collaboration

Congratulations to Michelle Taylor, Partner in our Brisbane office who has been recognised as a Best Lawyers “2023 Lawyer of the Year” in Shipping and Maritime Law (Brisbane).

Michelle is an internationally recognised litigator with 25 years’ experience in maritime and transport law and has advised on some of the most significant Australian and international maritime incidents.   She also has specialist experience in all areas of transport insurance claims and transport regulatory compliance, including in the rail, port and maritime sectors.  

Michelle is the current President of Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ).

Best Lawyers has been published for 39 years and now publishes top legal talent in more than 70 countries. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review and their opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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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