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Sparke Helmore Lawyers' Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) team has been named Best Law Firm in New South Wales in the 2017 IP Excellence Awards. The Awards, which are run by corporate finance magazine Acquisition International, are in their fourth consecutive year and recognise outstanding performance by practices and leading professionals in the IP field.

"On behalf of the team, we are honoured to receive this award," said Shannon Platt, National Head of IPT and the Corporate & Commercial Group. "We are humbled by the nominations, accolades and rankings we have received since joining Sparke Helmore only four years ago. They are a reflection of the team's outstanding skills and dedication to our clients."  

The IPT team has previously been recognised as Acquisition International's Patent Litigator of the Year at the 2016 Intellectual Property Awards and was recently listed in the 2017 WTR 1000 for "Enforcement and Litigation" and "Prosecution and Strategy". Shannon was also named IP Partner of the Year at the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.

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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