We've come a long way since our doors first opened for business in the Hunter in 1882. We've had an office in Sydney since the '60s and a few months ago we opened our ninth office in Darwin.
Covering a big country needs a big team-there were 636 of us in 2016 and now we're more than 950.
For close to 140 years, we've been providing legal services to Australian businesses. That's close to 140 years of success through bringing experience and knowledge to our clients. But it feels like we're just getting started. We want to build a strong and sustainable future firm for the next generation of lawyers.
We're dedicated to supporting our communities, providing dedicated pro bono legal advice, and maintaining a workplace that is environmentally friendly.
We also want to ensure that Sparke Helmore is a place where everyone can bring their whole self to work. It's about being treated fairly and with respect, being values and given every opportunity to succeed.
We're a truly national, full-service firm. We cover five key areas of law-Commercial Insurance, Corporate & Commercial, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace-with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise collaborating out of nine offices.
We know that deciding on the firm that's right for you is a big decision. At Sparke Helmore, we offer our lawyers a challenging and rewarding environment and provide them with a unique range of opportunities to expand their knowledge. Our lawyers have access to market-leading experience, real legal work, world-class training and development, mentoring and networking and an opportunity to give back.
And we also know that people are key to our success. We are always on the lookout for lawyers with the potential to progress, who fit our culture and align with our values, and who demonstrate, among other things, intelligence, interpersonal skills, commitment, energy, and commerciality.
In the true Australian spirit, our clients find us friendly, approachable and easy to work with. We tell our clients that when they work with one of us, they get the expertise of all of us.
Doesn't Sparke Helmore sound like the place you want to be?