April 01, 2017

The continued growth of Sparke Helmore, alongside the innovative use of technology brings enhanced flexibility, productivity and efficiency to the firm.

As Sparke Helmore has grown it has continued to innovate through technology to achieve: flexibility, productivity and efficiency.

Australian Top 50 law firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers has experienced continual growth since opening the doors to its first office in the Hunter in 1882. Now, with nine offices across Australia and some 800 staff, Sparke Helmore is a vibrant national firm servicing an enviable client base of Australian and global corporations.

Sparke Helmore’s strategic goal at the time of engaging with BigHand was to find a software solution that could help save time, create more efficient and flexible work practices as well as promote the benefits of an agile workplace. And, as the firm has grown the relationship with BigHand has continued to strengthen and evolve over the past eight years.

Digital development transformation

Lee Hodge, IT Director at Sparke Helmore, led the implementation of BigHand Voice for digital dictation (when her role was Project Manager). Lee commented, “The legal networks and relationships that BigHand has globally were seen by us as being very beneficial. We also saw BigHand’s team as different to most IT suppliers in that they act as partners and consultants, sharing their market-leading knowledge and expertise with their clients, which is an important element of any successful working partnership”.