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The fifth annual Dive In Festival concluded its three-day international events programme last Friday. Sparkes really made its mark on the Australian arm of the festival this year, sponsoring two terrific events in Sydney and one in Brisbane.

“The goal of Dive In is to create and share moments of insight with our colleagues in insurance that we can take back to our organisations” said Sparkes D&I Advisory Committee Chair, Gillian Davidson. “Working across the industry is a powerful way to accelerate efforts towards building inclusive workplace cultures and we all know that it’s good for people, and good for business.”

Chair of Inclusion@Lloyd’s and CEO of Aon UK, Dominic Christian, commented on the significance of collaboration, “When you look at the list of companies that have sponsored and supported Dive In internationally, it’s evident that as a sector, we are prepared to put aside competitive rivalries to invest in the future of insurance as an employer of choice. We are not perfect, and we still have a lot to do, but with efforts on this scale, change for the better is coming.”

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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