Sparke Helmore welcomes insurance group’s new partner

Sparke Helmore welcomes insurance group’s new partner | Insurance Business

Sparke Helmore welcomes insurance group’s new partner
A highly experienced lawyer has joined Sparke Helmore as a partner in the Insurance Group, and will be based in Melbourne.

Patrick McGrath has 20 years’ experience in insurance law and commercial litigation, and has significant expertise across a range of insurance classes, including professional indemnity, management liability, investment management, construction and contract works, cyber risks, and public and products liability insurance.

Chris Wood, the firm’s Commercial Insurance National Practice Group leader, commented on the new hire: “I am delighted to welcome such a highly-respected and experienced practitioner like Patrick to the Insurance Group and am looking forward to working closely with him.”

“Patrick’s strong knowledge of insurance law, his practical commercial advice and his expertise in defending litigation is highly sought after, and will enhance our insurance expertise in Melbourne and assist our clients nationally,” said Wood.

McGrath is involved with advisory work in Aussie and Kiwi insurance markets, and manages the defence of medium to large-scale claims against companies in the financial services, construction, and engineering sectors.

Before joining the firm, McGrath was a partner in Lander & Rogers’ Insurance Law & Litigation Department, and co-led its Construction & Engineering team.

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