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Sparke Helmore Lawyers has been named a dual finalist in the "Australian Law Firm of the Year" and "Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year" categories of the 2017 Australasian Law Awards. The firm was also nominated in these categories in 2015 and 2016, with the Insurance Group winning the Insurance Specialist Firm award last year.

"To have been recognised again in these two categories is a credit to the high quality of work our Corporate & Commercial, Government, Insurance and Workplace Groups continue to deliver," said Phillip Salem, National Managing Partner. "Being named a leader in the industry gives me great pride and is a reflection of the extraordinary efforts of our people in putting their clients at the heart of all they do."

The Awards, to be held at the Star Sydney on Thursday 18 May, recognise leading firms and in-house teams in Australia and New Zealand for their outstanding achievements in the legal profession throughout the year. In 2017, Sparke Helmore will also be sponsoring the "Insurance In-house Team of the Year" category at the Awards.

Recipients of the awards are selected by a panel of judges based on third-party information, including interviews with leading practitioners and in-house counsel. The panel assesses nominees on their client service and demonstrated expertise in their practice areas during the 2016 calendar year.  

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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