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Patrick McGrath has joined Sparke Helmore as a Partner in the Insurance Group and will be based in Melbourne. Patrick is a highly experienced lawyer, with 20 years' experience advising on insurance law and commercial litigation.

"I am delighted to welcome such a highly-respected and experienced practitioner like Patrick to the Insurance Group and am looking forward to working closely with him," said Chris Wood, the firm's Commercial Insurance National Practice Group Leader. "Patrick's strong knowledge of insurance law, his practical commercial advice and his expertise in defending litigation is highly sought after, and will enhance our insurance expertise in Melbourne and assist our clients nationally," he said.

Patrick advises Australian and UK-based insurers, claims administrators, brokers and insureds on insurance advisory work and manages the defence of medium to large-scale claims against companies in the financial services, construction and engineering sectors.

He has significant expertise across a range of insurance classes, including professional indemnity, management liability, investment management, directors and officers, construction and contract works, cyber risks and public and products liability insurance.

Patrick joins the firm from Lander & Rogers, where he was a Partner in its Insurance Law & Litigation Department and co-led its Construction & Engineering 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 five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, 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 950 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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