Col is Sparke Helmore's General Counsel – Probity—a unique position that reflects his specialist experience advising government agencies on probity compliance for major procurement and funding projects.
Col's experience has also seen him receive an Excellence Award in Government Legal Services from the NSW Law Society and frequent listings in the AFR's Best Lawyers in Australia list for Government. He has also been a Ranked Government Lawyer in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide since 2015.
What he does
Col advises on defensible and accountable processes to help ensure projects are properly documented and performed, and comply with legal and policy obligations that apply to procurement and grant funding. On many major projects Col also attends evaluation meetings and site briefings around Australia.
Who he works with
Col works primarily for Commonwealth, State and Australian Capital Territory Government departments and agencies.