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Kevin Bartlett
Kevin Bartlett
Kevin Bartlett Consultant
t: +61 7 3016 5084
m: +61 401 887 799
o: Brisbane

Kevin Bartlett


About Kevin

Kevin has 30 years' experience in insurance and commercial litigation. He is recognised in several industry guides as a leader in aviation law both in Australia and internationally, and is highly regarded in professional indemnity, with Australasian Legal Business Guide recognising his "simply brilliant general insurance skills".

What he does

Kevin works closely with insurers and insureds to resolve disputes in a quick and pragmatic way. His strategic approach seeks to reduce costs and manage any reputational risks that may arise. In addition to acting as defence counsel, Kevin is regularly asked to act as coverage counsel when difficult policy issues arise.

Who he works with

Kevin acts for local and overseas insurers and brokers both in the aviation and professional indemnity areas, as well as airlines, charter operators, flight training organisations and pilots.

Work done recently
What his clients say

Listed: Recommended Leading Aviation Lawyer - Australia - Doyle's Guide 2017 & 2016
Listed: Best Lawyers in Australia (Aviation Law) - 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013
Listed: Best Lawyers in Australia (Insurance Law) - 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015
Listed: Best Lawyers in Australia (Personal Injury Litigation) - 2019, 2018


Kevin holds a Bachelor of Laws from Auckland University and a Master of Laws (Air & Space Law) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

He has previously held committee positions with AILA, ALAANZ, MLAANZ, and the Central Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore, Kevin spent 21 years with Cooper Grace Ward (18 years as a partner). Before that Kevin held solicitor and associate positions at Clayton Utz, Chambers McNab Tully & Wilson (now Corrs Chambers Westgarth) and Morris Fletcher & Cross (now Minter Ellison).

Life outside of Sparkes

Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and two young dogs, and bush walking both locally and in far off places. He also follows several sports (particularly football and rugby) and enjoys the odd drop of red wine and single malt.