Sparke Helmore Swallow Smaller Firm

Just watch the law firm M&A activity pick up in the rest of 2020. It’s going to be a bloodbath.

Australia Lawyers Weekly report

A firm with offices across the country has confirmed that it will merge with a firm based in Newcastle and welcomed three of its partners.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers has merged with Laycock Burke Castaldi (LBC), welcoming three new partners who will be joined by a team of five lawyers and four support staff. The mergeR brings the total of Sparke Helmore partners to nine and has made the firm one of the largest in the Hunter Region in NSW.

National managing partner Phillip Salem said Newcastle will always be the “traditional” home of Sparke Helmore’s: “To have the opportunity to join with a firm of the reputation and calibre of LBC is yet another critical step in enhancing the legal expertise we have provided to our clients in the Hunter [Region] and nationally.”

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