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Sparke Helmore Lawyers (Sparke Helmore) is delighted to announce the launch of its consulting arm, Sparke Helmore Consulting Pty Ltd (SHC).

Sparke Helmore Consulting has been established to spearhead Sparke Helmore’s growing move into allied services. With an initial focus on providing Tax Advisory and Strategic Business Consulting to complement the core legal services currently provided to clients, SHC will offer seamless integration between legal and non-legal services.

Transactions Advisory and Tax Controversy work will form the core of the Tax service, recognising the increasing level of scrutiny around tax strategies, governance and risk management. The focus of Strategic Business Consulting will be deal support including project management, planning and execution, aligned with the demands on organisations to grow, change and optimise business outcomes.

Phillip Salem, National Managing Partner, said “Sparke Helmore Consulting is an exciting addition to our business and will open up many opportunities for our clients to work with us on a full-service capacity. Launching this business has been a priority on the firm’s strategic agenda and is an important milestone in our growth trajectory.”

Jonathan Doy has been appointed CEO of Sparke Helmore Consulting. Jonathan was a Senior Partner at PwC and Crowe Horwath and before that was a Principal with EY. He has worked with leading local and international companies across all major industries with extensive specialist knowledge of tax and the broader business implications of transactions as well as Australian Revenue Authority compliance interactions and disputes.

“Creating a new business entity made sense as the next step in the evolution of allied services at Sparke Helmore. I’m thrilled to be the CEO of this young business, providing exceptional service to a growing list of clients, working alongside outstanding legal colleagues,” said Jonathan Doy.

SHC is registered with the Tax Practitioner’s Board, the national body responsible for the registration and regulation of tax practitioners. It does not have an AFSL, and will not provide financial or investment advice.

For more information about the services available through Sparke Helmore Consulting, visit our website.

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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