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Sparke Helmore Lawyers has appointed Belinda Michalk and Scott McDonald as new Board members, to work alongside Chairman Andrew White in delivery of the firm’s strategy to be a market-leading Australian professional services business.

Belinda has been with Sparke Helmore since 2002. She is a partner in the Commercial Insurance practice group and works with national and international insurers, self-insured entities and government agencies. Belinda is Local Managing Partner of the firm’s Perth office and sits on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee. She was listed in Best Lawyers in Australia for Insurance Law in 2019.

Scott joined the firm in 2017, coming to us from DLA Piper where he spent more than 30 years of his career in practice and management. Scott is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial practice group and as a commercial litigator, acts for a range of large public and private corporations, government authorities, SMEs and individuals engaged in commercial activities or exercising governance in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, banking and financial services. Scott is also a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee.

“Congratulations to Belinda and Scott on their appointments to the Board. I look forward to working closely with them as we look beyond our 2020 strategy toward the next phase of the firm’s growth. Belinda and Scott each bring distinct and complementary skills and expertise to the Board, and I have no doubt their enthusiasm and commitment to the firm will prove invaluable,” said National Managing Partner Phillip Salem.

Belinda and Scott join current serving Board members, Phillip Salem, Karwan Eskerie and Mick Dwyer, alongside two non-executive directors.

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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