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Sparke Helmore Lawyers

LEVEL 11, EASTPOINT PLAZA, 233 ADELAIDE TERRACE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
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Australia

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

The ‘very good, well-led’ team at Sparke Helmore Lawyers has been bolstered by Scott McDonald from DLA Piper and handled a number of corporate disputes. It represented travel company Agoda in proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, defending a claim for damages resulting from an injury sustained at a hotel. Nick Christiansen represented Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in a dispute with its former operator. Tim Castle heads the team. Richard Anicich retired from the partnership in September 2017.

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IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers delivers ‘fantastic service’; its advice ‘goes beyond the strictly legal, taking into account overall commercial objectives’. The team has the ‘ability to come up with novel solutions to complex problems, which means it provides outstanding value for money’. The practice assists with domestic and multi-jurisdictional outsourcing, technology, data security, IoT and privacy matters, as well as with telecoms transactions. ‘Fantastic strategist’ Richard Morrison, who is ‘always at hand to navigate difficult problems and provide sound advice’, jointly leads the team with Richard Chew. Holly McAdam has the ‘outstanding ability to solve complex problems quickly’; she regularly advises on IT initiatives and technology projects.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers strengthened its practice through the combination with niche insurance firm Jarman McKenna. Chris Wood leads the 31-partner team, which covers a range of insurance claims and advisory work. Belinda Michalk acts for a high-profile insurer and its insured in a multimillion-dollar personal injury claim; Patrick McGrath is defending a building contractor in two separate Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings issued by the Epworth Freemasons Hospital and the Epworth Foundation in relation to a construction works incident. Other key contacts include John Coorey, Chris Wood, Wes Rose and Catherine Power. Gillian Davidson heads the national liability team. The practice has seen the arrival of a team of four from Curwoods Lawyers and the firm opened a Darwin office in 2018.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers' team is led by Shannon Platt who specialises in brand protection, IP litigation and commercialisation. It assisted Community First Credit Union with a trade mark registration, which was opposed by Bendigo Bank. Platt represents a furniture retailer in infringement proceedings brought by King Furniture Australia in relation to Australian registered and certified designs. Other names to note include Richard Chew, who represents clients in the telecoms, utilities and retail sectors. Joanna Lee is also singled out.

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