Sparke Helmore Lawyers - sparke.com.au
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, property and not-for-profit sectors. Our true legal subject matter expertise and targeted industry knowledge means we deliver a level of insight that helps our clients find better ways to solve problems—from the everyday to the business critical.
We believe it is important to us to have a positive impact on our local communities and to build local connections. We provide non-legal support to local not-for-profit organisations and charities through our Community Program and pro bono legal advice to these organisations and individuals experiencing disadvantage through our dedicated Pro Bono Program.
We are proud to support the Thriving Communities Partnership (TCP) as founding partner—an initiative of Yarra Valley Water—helping all Australians to have access to essential services such as transport, financial services, telecommunications and utilities to build more resilient communities and stronger businesses.
Hannah Rose, Head of Pro Bono & Community, Sparke Helmore Lawyers
“As a result of our pro bono work with individuals experiencing vulnerability and financial hardship, we appreciate the significant need for the TCP. Often an individual’s legal problems are associated with their inability to afford or access essential services. The TCP provides an innovative way to collaborate across sectors with business and community organisations to combat this vulnerability and hardship.”