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Sparke Helmore Lawyers

4.9
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

About Sparke Helmore Lawyers

  • Law

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?

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.9
Overall score based on 5 reviews
They Score Best in…
10
Culture
9.6
Diversity
9.6
Recruitment
10
Culture
9.6
Diversity
9.6
Recruitment
What Graduates Say About Them
  • The quality of the work that you are given from the moment you start.
  • The welcoming nature of the firm which has helped with a smooth transition into full-time work.
  • The culture - you really feel part of something bigger and that you are striving towards a common goal. This is felt not only within teams, but also across different teams, service lines and departments.
  • The people are incredible to work with, and the training you are provided as a graduate is highly structured but also focused on your individual development. Sparke attracts highly motivated and skilled professionals that recognise the importance of interpersonal skills and teamwork. There is also great communication across the firm, you always know who to call or speak to about any questions or issues that might come up.
  • The hours that are sometimes required.
  • Hours can differ depending on which team you are in. Some teams tend to work longer hours due to nature of the work, other teams may have more regular hours with occasional spike during certain times.
  • The hours can be long, but it is never for an unreasonable period of time. No bonus program for rotating graduates in their first year (if starting in February).

Opportunities

Locations With Opportunities
  • Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Upper Hunter
Hiring Candidates With Degrees In
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I’ve always had a strong interest in intellectual property so having an opportunity to put into practice the law that I studied at university to develop practical solutions for clients is incredibly rewarding.

Caelan Bruce

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always had a strong interest in intellectual property so having an opportunity to put into practice the law that I studied at university to develop practical solutions for clients is incredibly rewarding.

Caelan Bruce

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always had a strong interest in intellectual property so having an opportunity to put into practice the law that I studied at university to develop practical solutions for clients is incredibly rewarding.

Caelan Bruce

  • Graduate stories
I’ve always had a strong interest in intellectual property so having an opportunity to put into practice the law that I studied at university to develop practical solutions for clients is incredibly rewarding.

Caelan Bruce

A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Madeleine Mitchell

Madeleine Mitchell graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Sydney in 2018 and is now working as a Commercial Insurance (Professional Indemnity) Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Madeleine Mitchell

Madeleine Mitchell graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Sydney in 2018 and is now working as a Commercial Insurance (Professional Indemnity) Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Madeleine Mitchell

Madeleine Mitchell graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Sydney in 2018 and is now working as a Commercial Insurance (Professional Indemnity) Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Madeleine Mitchell

Madeleine Mitchell graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Sydney in 2018 and is now working as a Commercial Insurance (Professional Indemnity) Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.

Videos


Sparke Helmore Lawyers' Graduate Program

The Sparke Helmore Graduate Program is a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start your legal career. Learn about the program from our team.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers' Graduate Program

The Sparke Helmore Graduate Program is a challenging and rewarding way to kick-start your legal career. Learn about the program from our team.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

Advice


Sparke Helmore Lawyers Sydney Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Sparke Helmore Lawyers's office facilities in Sydney, where new graduates start their career!

Sparke Helmore Lawyers Sydney Office Tour

Take a sneak peek inside Sparke Helmore Lawyers's office facilities in Sydney, where new graduates start their career!