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Sparke Helmore Lawyers congratulates Chairman of Partners, Mark Hickey BM, who was awarded a Bravery Medal on 8 September 2016. He was bestowed the honour by the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd).

Mark received the Medal for courageously acting to rescue and save the life of fatally injured swimmer, Paul Wilcox, who was attacked by a great white shark off the coast of Byron Bay in late 2014.

"Being awarded a Bravery Medal is very humbling. In receiving this award my thoughts were with Paul's family and still are," said Mark. 

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Above (left to right): His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) and 
Chairman Mark Hickey BM.

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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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