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Local Government

Local Government &
Statutory Authorities

Integrated Legal Solutions

We partner with our local council clients and statutory bodies to find legal solutions that are always clever and considered, within the evolving service delivery landscape for public administration.

Our lawyers each specialise in niche areas of law allowing them to come together to collaborate in supporting our clients with:

  • Supporting your external business relationships
  • Managing your employees and workplaces
  • Resolving your disputes

We prioritise your immediate legal needs whilst always ensuring our advice is future-proof within the wider regulatory environment.

KEY CONTACTS

Principal Lawyer - Head of Commercial

Principal Lawyer - Dispute Resolution and Insolvency

Principal Lawyer and Head of Workplace

How we assist

How we partner with
our local government clients

SUPPORTING YOUR EXTERNAL BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

  • Governance: Ensuring you meet your statutory compliance requirements
  • Procurement: Providing advice on all third-party contracts and standards, policies, and procedures to support you to achieve desired commercial outcomes
  • Property: Advising you in relation to property leases and licences and support you to manage arrangements with the occupiers effectively and efficiently
  • Data and Privacy: supporting you to manage and secure your data security obligations including identifying and managing risks and potential breaches

MANAGING YOUR EMPLOYEES AND WORKPLACES

  • Contracts and conditions: Negotiating enterprise agreements, interpreting Award provisions
  • Performance and misconduct: Conducting workplace investigations, redundancy, and termination of employment, managing poor performance and conduct, defending general protections claims and unfair dismissal claims
  • Workplace health and safety: Conducting safety audits and defending WorkSafe prosecutions
  • Ill and injured employees: Undertaking fitness for duty assessments, terminating employment, defending workers’ compensation claims and advising as to premium management

RESOLVING YOUR DISPUTES

  • Advice: regulatory advice concerning the interpretation and operation of legislation routinely administered by local councils to avoid the incidence of dispute
  • Prosecution: Conducting summary criminal proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court for breaches of legislation administered by local councils such as building, planning, food, domestic animals, public health and wellbeing, and local laws
  • Litigation: Conducting civil proceedings for breaches of licence/contract, trespassing and fencing disputes