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Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Australia 2025

Overview

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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 recently opened our ninth office in Darwin. We cover five key areas of law—Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, 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. Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 824 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.

Rankings

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is nationally ranked in 7 practice areas and regionally awarded in 26 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Occupational Health and Safety Law
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tier 2 for Government Practice
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Labour and Employment Law

Regional Rankings

Adelaide
Tier 1 for Labour and Employment Law
Tier 1 for Occupational Health and Safety Law
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation
Tier 3 for Insurance Law
Brisbane
Tier 1 for Commercial Law

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Occupational Health and Safety Law
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tier 2 for Government Practice
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Labour and Employment Law
Tier 2 for Litigation
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Immigration Law

Regional Rankings

Adelaide
Tier 1 for Labour and Employment Law
Tier 1 for Occupational Health and Safety Law
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation
Tier 3 for Insurance Law
Brisbane
Tier 1 for Commercial Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Litigation
Tier 1 for Real Property Law
Tier 1 for Shipping and Maritime Law
Tier 1 for Trade Law
Tier 1 for Transportation Law
Tier 2 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tier 2 for Health and Aged Care Law
Tier 2 for Litigation
Tier 3 for Corporate Law
Tier 3 for Leasing Law
Tier 3 for Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice
Canberra
Tier 1 for Government Practice
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Litigation
Darwin
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Melbourne
Tier 1 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Occupational Health and Safety Law
Tier 2 for Construction / Infrastructure Law
Tier 2 for Labour and Employment Law
Tier 3 for Government Practice
Tier 3 for Information Technology Law
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation
Tier 3 for Real Property Law
Perth
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation
Tier 2 for Litigation
Tier 3 for Professional Malpractice Litigation
Sydney
Tier 1 for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Tier 1 for Government Practice
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Labour and Employment Law
Tier 1 for Leasing Law
Tier 1 for Litigation
Tier 1 for Mining Law
Tier 1 for Occupational Health and Safety Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation
Tier 1 for Professional Malpractice Litigation
Tier 1 for Public Law
Tier 1 for Real Property Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Law
Tier 2 for Information Technology Law
Tier 3 for Class Action Litigation
Tier 3 for Construction / Infrastructure Law
Tier 3 for Health and Aged Care Law
Tier 3 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 3 for Telecommunications Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction / Infrastructure Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Funds Management
  • Government Practice
  • Health and Aged Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leasing Law
  • Litigation
  • Mining Law
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Occupational Health and Safety Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Public Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Shipping and Maritime Law
  • Transportation Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Australia

Sparke Helmore Lawyers has 64 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2025 edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Sparke Helmore Lawyers eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Office Locations

Sydney, AU
Level 29, MLC Centre
25 Martin Place
PO Box Q1164
QVB Market Street Post Office
Sydney NSW 1230
Australia
61 2 9373 3555 Call our Sydney, AU location at 61 2 9373 3555 Get Directions Get directions to our Sydney, AU location
Brisbane, AU
Level 23
240 Queen Street
P.O. Box 10220
DX 302
Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia
61 7 3016 5000 Call our Brisbane, AU location at 61 7 3016 5000 Get Directions Get directions to our Brisbane, AU location
Melbourne, AU
Level 40
600 Bourke Street
P.O. Box 82, Collins Street West
DX 30959 Stock Exchange
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
61 3 9291 2333 Call our Melbourne, AU location at 61 3 9291 2333 Get Directions Get directions to our Melbourne, AU location
Newcastle, AU
Level 7, Sparke Helmore Building
28 Honeysuckle Drive
P.O. Box 812
DX 7829
Newcastle NSW 2300
Australia
61 2 4924 7200 Call our Newcastle, AU location at 61 2 4924 7200 Get Directions Get directions to our Newcastle, AU location
Perth, AU
Level 11, Eastpoint Plaza
233 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Australia
61 8 9288 8000 Call our Perth, AU location at 61 8 9288 8000 Get Directions Get directions to our Perth, AU location

Management and Personnel

National Managing Partner
Andrew White
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