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Calvin Tay
Partner
t: +61 3 9291 2303+61 3 9291 2303
m: +61 430 888 920+61 430 888 920
o: Melbourne
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Calvin is a property lawyer who specialises in large-scale and complex acquisitions and divestments, leasing matters, joint ventures and developments. His clients highly value his in-depth knowledge of property law and his strong commercial and resolution-focused approach. Calvin primarily acts for clients on a ‘portfolio’ basis, acting as their first point of contact and trusted adviser across a range of asset classes. He also brings his expertise and know-how to one-off projects and other matters.
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Michelle Taylor
Partner
t: 61 7 3016 501661 7 3016 5016
o: Brisbane
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An accomplished lawyer with more than 25 years' experience as a litigator, Michelle specialises in maritime and transport law. Michelle features as a leading shipping and transport practitioner in Chambers, Legal 500, Doyle’s and Best Lawyers. She is also very active in the maritime and transport industries including being the Vice President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) and on the Executive of Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC).
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Kerri Thomas
Partner
t: +61 3 9291 2305+61 3 9291 2305
m: +61 410 505 217+61 410 505 217
o: Melbourne
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Kerri has over 30 years of litigation experience representing clients in a variety of insurance claims. She is regularly singled out in local and international guides, including Best Lawyers, as being one of the country's leading insurance lawyers. Her areas of focus are professional indemnity, health, aviation and general liability classes of insurance. Kerri leads Sparke Helmore’s national Health team, made up of partners and senior lawyers who have extensive experience in both health and insurance law. Kerri was a finalist for Insurance Partner of the Year in the 2023 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards.
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Stephen Thompson
Special Counsel
t: +61 2 9373 1427+61 2 9373 1427
m: +61 404 828 224+61 404 828 224
o: Sydney
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Stephen has more than 35 years' experience in public sector law, administrative law, commercial tendering and contracting (procurement law), and regulatory law. He is an Accredited Specialist in Government & Administrative Law.
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Adam Tighe
Senior Associate
t: +61 7 3016 5005+61 7 3016 5005
o: Brisbane
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Adam is an insurance disputes lawyer with a reputation for adopting a robust approach to defending claims and given his multi-jurisdictional background, offers an out of the box approach to negotiating and resolving complex disputes. 
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Chantal Tipene
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2542+61 2 9260 2542
m: +61 447 795 892+61 447 795 892
o: Sydney
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Chantal is a government law specialist with more than 10 years' experience providing specialist legal advice to the Commonwealth, State and local government. Her experience ranges from major procurement and tendering projects to advising on administrative law matters. She understands the pressures that government departments face from her recent in-house experience as the Deputy General Counsel of the NSW Police Force. In 2011, Chantal was recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as an Accredited Specialist in Government and Administrative Law.
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Paul Tobin
National Practice Group Leader
t: +61 2 4924 7345+61 2 4924 7345
m: +61 431 095 563+61 431 095 563
o: Newcastle
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Paul is a senior construction and procurement lawyer. He assists clients through all phases of projects from conception, tendering, documentation to contract and claim administration, and dispute resolution.
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John Toigo
Partner
t: +61 7 3001 9203+61 7 3001 9203
m: +61 419 786 174+61 419 786 174
o: Brisbane
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John is a practical and outcome focussed transactional lawyer known for his approachability, can-do attitude and commercial nous combined with a profound understanding of the law. With more than 30 years’ experience, his work spans capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions (regulated and unregulated), companies and securities regulation, major commercial transactions, joint ventures and resources projects. John is independently ranked on a consistent basis as one of the top corporate and commercial lawyers in Queensland. He is also Chairman of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council.
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Jon Tyne
Partner
t: +61 2 9260 2683+61 2 9260 2683
o: Sydney
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Jon is an insurance lawyer and litigator with a breadth of experience across complex financial lines matters and reinsurance disputes. Acting for national and international insurers and reinsurers, Jon advises clients on coverage issues and acts for their insureds in all lines of speciality risk including professional indemnity, directors and officers, management liability, warranty and indemnity, and cyber. He advises on the application of reinsurance arrangements and acts in commercial disputes. Jon also has an interest in emerging risks and associated insurance products.
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