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Sparke Helmore Lawyers congratulates Matthew Hawker in the Government Group and Nick Christiansen in the Corporate & Commercial Group who have been promoted to Partner today.

"We are proud to promote Matthew and Nick to our growing partnership after a number of years with the firm," said Phillip Salem, Sparke Helmore's National Managing Partner. "Their promotions attest to their exceptional client service and hard work as well as the mentorship of our partners who have fostered their talents and expertise. Congratulations Matthew and Nick!"

Matthew, who joined the firm in February 2007, practises exclusively in administrative law litigation and workers' compensation claims, advising on and representing Commonwealth agencies, licensees and insurers in merits review and judicial review matters. He has extensive experience appearing as solicitor-advocate in hearings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and before the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court of Australia.

Nick joined the firm in March 2013. He is an experienced commercial litigator specialising in complex commercial disputes, including class actions, competition and consumer law claims and regulatory actions, and corporations law proceedings. He also acts in corporate and personal insolvency litigation, and advises corporate clients in non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters.

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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