Quality and consistency through collaboration

Vision and values

We want to be a market-leading Australian professional services business that our clients choose for outstanding people, legal expertise and our ability to connect. This vision guides everything we do.


Our strategy puts our clients at the heart of everything we do. It involves having true legal subject matter expertise and targeted industry knowledge to deliver a level of insight that helps our clients find better ways to solve problems; from the everyday to the business critical. It also puts our people at the heart of everything we do, because we know they are business critical for us and our clients.

Core areas of law

We have an absolute focus on core areas of law to ensure we create the genuine depth of expertise our clients expect. Now that we have more than 930 people and nine offices across Australia, our growth strategy for the next three years is about consolidation and organic growth within our core geographic and industry markets.

Flexible service

One key element of our strategy is to maintain our portfolio approach to offer flexible service and pricing models to meet the market's need for high-volume legal services that are streamlined, simplified and affordable and for advice and representation from people they know and trust on business critical issues. This range of need is symptomatic of the challenging market environments our clients operate within.

Our people

To do this, we know we need more than just talented lawyers. We need talented people, supported by the right resources and technology, in our IT, Risk, Knowledge, Finance, HR, Marketing and Operations teams too. That's why we keep investing in these areas, regardless of economic market fluctuations, because we understand the uplift in efficiencies and relevance for our clients that these investments create.

Our values

Our vision and strategy is underpinned by our values, which guide how we do things at Sparke Helmore:

Client-first—putting our clients at the heart of everything we do
Honest—always being authentic, ethical and behaving with integrity and respect
Respect and inspire people—enabling people to be their best
Agile—open to change, adapting to challenges and uncertainty
One-firm—working collaboratively towards achieving our goals
Walk the talk—leading by example and showing the way 

By behaving in these ways, staying focused, working together as one team and streamlining our processes, we really do put our clients at the heart of everything we do.