Sparkes boosts insurance team
The poaching of a partner from a small South Australian firm caps what has been a hectic few months of partner comings and goings for Sparke Helmore.
Sparkes has nabbed insurance specialist Helen Stavridis (pictured) from DW Fox Tucker in Adelaide.
Stavridis was appointed a partner at DW legacy firm Fox Tucker in 2012.
She is a consultant with Sparkes’ Adelaide office.
“Helen is a highly respected insurance practitioner in the South Australian market and we are thrilled that she has joined the firm,” said Michael Dwyer, who heads Sparkes statutory class and general liability team in Adelaide.
In addition to Stavridis, Sparkes has made a number of senior lateral hires in the second half of this year.
This month, Richard Chew joined the firm’s Sydney office from Piper Alderman, while in August, Hall & Wilcox Melbourne partner Natasha Crowe joined Sparkes as a special counsel.
In late October, global insurance firm Clyde & Co announced that it was launching a Brisbane office on the back of taking three partners from Sparkes.
In August Lawyers Weekly exclusively broke the news that Fox Tucker and Donaldson Walsh Lawyers were merging to form DW Tucker.