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Sparkes keeps growing with 25 mid-year promotions
After welcoming 32 new additions to its Commercial Insurance team last week, Sparke Helmore Lawyers proudly announces 25 mid-year promotions, including four partners, eight special counsel and 13 senior associates.
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Adrian Kemp
Partner
t: +61 3 9291 2342+61 3 9291 2342
m: +61 407 831 812+61 407 831 812
o: Melbourne
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Adrian is an experienced insurance litigator having practised in the area for 20 years. He has acted in many insurance-related disputes in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania.
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Julie Kinnear
Partner
t: +61 8 8415 9823+61 8 8415 9823
m: +61 407 976 223+61 407 976 223
o: Adelaide
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Julie is a highly experienced professional indemnity insurance lawyer. She was recognised by Australian Financial Review Best Lawyers as Adelaide's insurance lawyer of the year in 2012 and as one of Australia's leading insurance lawyers in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Julie is the immediate past Chair of the South Australian chapter of the Australian Insurance Law Association.
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Julie Kneebone
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9373 1494+61 2 9373 1494
m: +61 404 484 925+61 404 484 925
o: Sydney
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Julie helps employers to implement time-critical, practical solutions to address their workplace issues. She has seen matters through to state and federal courts and commissions.
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Bill Kritharas
Partner
t: +61 2 9373 1423+61 2 9373 1423
m: +61 409 017 896+61 409 017 896
o: Sydney
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Bill is an experienced work health and safety (WHS) lawyer. He advises clients in the construction, agribusiness, energy and transport industries and Commonwealth, state and local government sectors on WHS compliance, incident investigations, prosecutions and coronial inquests. Bill also advises builders and owners corporation about fire safety and building defect claims.
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Michael La Vista
Senior Associate
t: +61 8 8415 9857+61 8 8415 9857
o: Adelaide
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Michael is an experienced litigator specialising in workers’ compensation claims.
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Kellie Latta
Senior Associate
t: +61 3 9291 2309+61 3 9291 2309
o: Melbourne
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Kellie is an experienced lawyer who specialises in Commonwealth compensation, social security and administrative law. Her thorough understanding of our clients' commercial needs and priorities has been developed through a number of secondments.
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Victoria Lecky
Senior Associate
t: +61 8 8415 9814+61 8 8415 9814
o: Adelaide
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Victoria has focused on the state statutory classes of insurance for more than ten years. She has gained diverse experience by acting for claimants in private practice and in-house roles, holding an in-house dispute resolution role for an insurer, and acting for defendants in private practice.
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Ryan Lee
Special Counsel
t: +61 3 9291 2351+61 3 9291 2351
o: Melbourne
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Ryan is an experienced insurance lawyer and litigator with a primary focus on professional indemnity and product liability litigation.
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Shelley Leembruggen
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9260 2457+61 2 9260 2457
m: +61 410 679 850+61 410 679 850
o: Sydney
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Shelley advises on Commonwealth workers' compensation and administrative law. She manages matters from their inception to contested hearings in both the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court.
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Kelly Lieu
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9260 2528+61 2 9260 2528
o: Sydney
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Kelly is an insurance litigator who advises clients on a broad range of public and product liability matters, particularly those involving complex liability and quantum issues, intentional torts and property damage.
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Dino Liistro
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 9373 3541+61 2 9373 3541
m: +61 410 460 921+61 410 460 921
o: Sydney
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Dino has more than 15 years' experience in professional indemnity, directors' and officers' (D&O), commercial disputes and aviation liability claims.
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Alanna Lucchese
Senior Associate
t: +61 2 9373 1452+61 2 9373 1452
o: Canberra
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Alanna advises in administrative law litigation. She regularly appears as solicitor advocate in the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court, and manages significant judicial review matters, including before the High Court.
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Sandy MacGregor
Special Counsel
t: +61 8 8415 9807+61 8 8415 9807
m: +61 404 828 243+61 404 828 243
o: Adelaide
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Sandy advises on general liability, statutory classes of insurance and related areas of law, including third party recovery. In a former career, he spent several years as a loss adjuster in the private sector where he investigated and advised on liability issues, including statutory classes of insurance.
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Andrew Mansfield
Senior Associate
t: +61 7 3016 5089+61 7 3016 5089
m: +61 404 495 884+61 404 495 884
o: Brisbane
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Andrew's practice focuses on insurers in the professional indemnity (traditional lines) and aviation markets, advising on both policy and third party claims. He also has experience in advising and appearing for professionals and aviation operators in disputes with their governing regulatory authorities.
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Stuart Marris
Partner
t: +61 2 6263 6301+61 2 6263 6301
m: +61 404 828 285+61 404 828 285
o: Canberra
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Stuart concentrates on Commonwealth statutory classes of insurance and administrative law. He is one of the firm’s most experienced practitioners in these areas and has advised Commonwealth agencies on a range of issues regarding their statutory functions. He has represented clients in proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court at the Commonwealth level, as well as in various local and state courts. Stuart is currently seconded part-time to a Commonwealth Government department to assist in the management of its litigation.
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John Martin
Non-Executive Director
o: Sydney
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John brings a fresh perspective and energy to the Board with a view to enhancing Sparke Helmore's growth strategy and maximising opportunities for the firm in a rapidly evolving legal services market.
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Jehan Mata
Special Counsel
t: +61 3 9291 2374+61 3 9291 2374
m: +61 403 373 159+61 403 373 159
o: Melbourne
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Jehan is an experienced insurance litigator with a strong background in professional indemnity, professional negligence, casualty line and health law claims. She is passionate about health law, medical and professional ethics, legislative and contractual interpretation and works with insurers and corporations on a wide range of general liability claims. Jehan also provides coverage advice to insurers and pursues recovery actions for first party property losses. She is known for her clear and succinct advice, strong negotiation skills and highly strategic and proactive approach to dispute resolution.
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Scott McDonald
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2512+61 2 9260 2512
m: +61 412 868 331+61 412 868 331
o: Sydney
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Scott McDonald has more than 30 years' commercial litigation experience. He works on complex commercial disputes, competition law litigation, alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy and insolvency. He also practises in the emerging field of international commercial arbitration with a particular focus on cross-border trade disputes.
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