Sparke Helmore Lawyers is delighted to announce that 27 of our lawyers have been listed in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia.

"It is wonderful to see that our lawyers' knowledge and experience has been recognised by their peers. The selection of 27 lawyers across 14 areas of expertise and five cities is acknowledgement of the firm's breadth and depth of expertise," said Phillip Salem, Sparke Helmore's National Managing Partner.

Congratulations to the following lawyers, who are featured in the 2017 Best Lawyers list:



  • Ben Burney: Banking and Finance Law
  • Mark Hickey: Real Property Law




Best Lawyers has been published for over 30 years. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 70 countries. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in Australia list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

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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