Quality and consistency through collaboration

We are pleased to announce that Katherine Whittemore, Partner based in our Melbourne office has been recognised as the winner of the Government Partner of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards . The black-tie event was held last night, Thursday 28 July, at the Star Sydney. Congratulations Katherine on this well-deserved achievement!

Katherine is an experienced litigator and advocate with expertise in both administrative and criminal law. She regularly appears in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court of Australia for Commonwealth Government entities in matters involving statutory interpretation, merits review and judicial review.

Katherine has extensive experience advising Commonwealth departments across a number of areas including debt enforcement proceedings, civil penalty proceedings, coronial inquiries, intervention order matters, FOI, privacy, statutory interpretation, human rights law and criminal law. She is also listed as a Leading Administrative & Public Lawyer in Doyle's Guide.

Catherine Wilkinson and Sam Jackson were also recognised as finalists in their respective categories, an honour in its own right!

Congratulations again to Katherine for her outstanding win!

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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