Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a finalist in six categories of the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

In team categories, the firm has been shortlisted for Dispute Resolution Team of the Year, Government Team of the Year, Intellectual Property Team of the Year, and Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year. Sydney-based Government Partner, Karwan Eskerie, has been also been named a finalist for Partner of the Year as well as Business Development & Marketing Director Sharon Stockman for Business Development Professional of the Year.

"To be a finalist in six categories amongst a cohort of outstanding firms, practitioners and professionals is terrific" said Phillip Salem, Sparke Helmore's National Managing Partner. "Congratulations to the teams nominated and to Karwan and Sharon, whose commitment to excellence and going above and beyond for our clients makes them deserving nominees."

Now in its 17th year, the Awards acknowledge leading individuals and teams in the legal industry and celebrate those who find new innovative ways of practising law.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held at The Star in Sydney on Friday 1 September.

About Sparke Helmore

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is a firm with more than 700 people working from eight offices across Australia, serving the needs of the insurance, government, financial services, technology, mining, construction and property sectors. Our expertise spans corporate and commercial to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to IPOs, mining to manufacturing, and property to procurement.