find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Sparkes promotes 11 to senior associate

Sparkes promotes 11 to senior associate

australia

National firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers has announced the promotion of 11 lawyers to senior associate positions across five of its nine offices.

In Brisbane insurance lawyer Ashley Burgess was promoted to senior associate. Mr Burgess acts primarily in the areas of social security, Commonwealth and military compensation, and administrative appeals.

In Adelaide insurance lawyer Anita Diakou was also promoted. Ms Diakiou is a member of the South Australian Workers' Compensation team, undertaking contract work for Return To Work SA.

Jehan Mata, an insurance lawyer in Melbourne is also now a senior associate. Ms Mata advises clients on health law and casualty lines, including public liability, professional indemnity and occupiers' liability matters.

In Newcastle commercial and projects lawyer Cheree Sawley was also promoted. Ms Sawley has skills in litigation but also has an interest in alternative dispute resolution and negotiation.

The other seven promotions took place in Sparke Helmore’s Sydney office.

Ian Bennet, Julie Kneebone and Susan Withycombe-Taperell in the workplace practice were all promoted, as well as Shelley Leembruggen and Jonathan Tyne from the insurance practice.

Lastly Emanuel Oros from the commercial and projects practice and Janelle Watts from the corporate practice were both promoted.

Sparke Helmore's chairman of partners Mark Hickey said: “These promotions are recognition of each lawyer's exceptional performance, providing excellent service for our clients and supporting their respective teams.

“I congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions and am sure they will continue to make significant contributions and provide invaluable support to their teams in their more senior roles.”

It was recently announced that Sparke Helmore’s current national managing partner Jesse Webb is stepping down and will be replaced with Phillip Salem on 1 March 2016.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017


Sparkes promotes 11 to senior associate
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
microphone
Oct 20 2017
Podcast: One of law’s most infamous alumni – in conversation with Julian Morrow
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Melissa Coade is joined by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow....
protest
Oct 20 2017
High Court overturns ‘excessive’ anti-protest legislation
Bob Brown’s recent victory in the High Court over the Tasmanian government was a win for fundament...
Blocked
Oct 20 2017
Changes to Australian citizenship laws blocked
Attempts to beef up the requirements to obtain Australian citizenship were thwarted this week, after...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...