The law firm has welcomed Matthew Hawker and Nick Christiansen to its partnership, in its government group and corporate and commercial group, respectively.
Mr Hawker joined the firm in 2007 and since then has worked up valuable expertise in administrative law litigation and workers’ compensation claims.
Mr Christiansen joined Sparkes in 2013, bringing with him vast experience in complex commercial disputes, including class actions, compensation and consumer law claims and regulatory actions, and corporations law proceedings.
“We are proud to promote Matthew and Nick to our growing partnership after a number of years with the firm,” said Phillip Salem, Sparke Helmore’s national managing partner.
“Their promotions attest to their exceptional client service and hard work as well as the mentorship of our partners who have fostered their talents and expertise. Congratulations Matthew and Nick!”
In addition to the partner promotions, Sparkes has also announced the promotions of three special counsel – Carolyn Coventry, Hannah Rose and Luke Woolley – and 10 senior associates – Lauren Bultitude-Paull, Rui Chen, James Clohesy, Jenna Cotterill, Leith Helsdon, Edward Osborne, Matt Parker, Mark Prosser, Calvin Tay and Melissa Teo.
“The firm is incredibly proud to be promoting 13 of our high-performing lawyers as of 1 July 2017,” Mr Salem said.
“Each of them has demonstrated unwavering dedication to our clients and the firm, as well as an exceptional aptitude in their area of practice. Congratulations to you all.”