Quality and consistency through collaboration

Sparke Helmore is pleased to announce that we have been recognised as the Law Firm of the Year for Occupational Health and Safety Law in Australia in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers. This award is a singular honour conferred upon just one firm in Australia for the practice area each year. This is the third time Sparke Helmore has achieved this accolade!

Our national Workplace practice is led by 14 Partners and bolstered by a team of 45 lawyers and support staff across nine offices. Catherine Wilkinson, Workplace Practice Group Leader, said 'We work collaboratively as a team, with clients at the centre of everything we do. We partner with clients to understand their operations and their business needs, which is critical in safety matters. Whether that be strategic safety advice or an immediate response after a workplace incident. We always strive for successful outcomes. This recognition is acknowledgement of our team’s dedication to our clients and our expertise, and it is a privilege to be a part of this team.'

Bill Kritharas, Safety Service Line Leader, said 'We are delighted to be recognised again as the national health and safety team of the year. This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team to achieving the best results for our clients. We are grateful for the opportunity we have had to work with our clients to make workplaces safer and healthier. Our national team has extensive experience working across many different industries and advising on incident management, investigations, compliance and litigation. We look forward to continuing to assist our clients to improve safety and wellbeing outcomes in a rapidly evolving health and safety landscape.'

In addition, Sparke Helmore had 63 lawyers included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers and 23 lawyers included in the Ones to Watch in Australia. A full list of lawyers that made the cut was published in print on Friday in the Australian Financial Review.

Congratulations to the Workplace team on this recognition. What an incredible achievement!

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 six key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Property Environment & Finance, 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 850 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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