Quality and consistency through collaboration

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce it has officially merged with Perth-based insurance law firm, Jarman McKenna. The combined team will operate under the Sparke Helmore Lawyers name from today.   

The firm welcomes 52 practitioners and support staff, including five partners who will join the Insurance Group. Piet Jarman, Rani Aria Retnam, Garry Nutt, Chris Rimmer and Jonathan Wyatt will join the partnership.

"Welcome to our new team members in Perth—it's fantastic to have such a highly-regarded group of skilled and talented lawyers join our firm," said Phillip Salem, National Managing Partner.

"This is an exciting new chapter for Sparke Helmore, as our expanded team of lawyers will enable us to provide an even broader range of insurance law expertise to clients in Western Australia and nationally. It is a critical step in growing our national market position, particularly in the insurance space, and in realising our vision of being a truly world-class Australian law firm."

Phillip Salem and Piet Jarman
Above (left to right): Jarman McKenna Founding Partner, Piet Jarman, and Sparke Helmore NMP, Phillip Salem.


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 880 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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