Patrick McGrath (pictured) has joined Sparke Helmore in the firm’s insurance group.
Mr McGrath, who has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance law and commercial litigation, has previously advised Australian and UK insurers, claims administrators, brokers and insureds, and managed the defence of claims against companies in the financial services, construction and engineering sectors.
Sparke Helmore’s commercial insurance national practice group leader, Chris Wood, welcomed Mr McGrath to the team.
“Patrick's strong knowledge of insurance law, his practical commercial advice and his expertise in defending litigation is highly sought after, and will enhance our insurance expertise in Melbourne and assist our clients nationally,” he said.
The appointment is Sparke Helmore’s second partner hire of the month, after the firm brought on former MinterEllison employment lawyer Sara McRostie in Brisbane.