We understand the financial, ethical, legislative and policy frameworks of government and we have a track record of providing effective, responsive and reliable legal services.
Holding Redlich is a trusted adviser to government, state instrumentalities and government owned corporations along the eastern seaboard.
We advise on a range of matters, including asset sales, competitive tendering and procurement in the acquisition of goods and services, corporate governance, infrastructure development, outsourcing (including IT outsourcing), property and leasing, planning and environment, land acquisition, public private partnerships, and construction.
We know that to properly understand the challenges in providing legal advice to government, a firm needs to possess a breadth of experience drawing from working internally for government and also externally for consumers of government services. A number of our lawyers have served in senior positions in government or on boards of government owned corporations and instrumentalities.
We believe in a deeply interactive relationship with our government clients. We also seek to share our own expertise by providing high quality training and professional development to our government clients’ in-house legal teams and management.
Our expertise includes:
We are on the Commonwealth Legal Services Multi-Use List
We provide legal services to Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Comcare, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, Bureau of Meteorology, Fair Work Ombudsman, the Native Title Tribunal, the Department of Environment, Australia Post, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Screen Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive.
We have been on the Victorian Government legal services panel (in its various forms) since 2002
We were recently appointed to the new Victorian Government Legal Services Panel in the areas of Construction and Infrastructure Projects, General Commercial, Contracts and Procurement, Property and General Litigation. We are instructed by the Department of Treasury and Finance, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Department of Human Services, VicRoads and Federation Square. We also acted for the Victorian Government in the Cole Royal Commission. We also advise AMES and Rural Workforce Agency Victoria, both of which are part funded by the State.
We undertake work for a variety of NSW government agencies including:
In New South Wales we have been appointed to the NSW government legal services panel (in its various forms) since 2012
Since then we have carried out work for TfNSW, RMS, RailCorp, Sydney Trains, NSW Trains, the Office of Environment and Heritage, the Department of Planning and Environment, the Department of Industry, Regional Infrastructure and Services, the Department of Education and Communities, NSW Health, Property NSW, Sydney Opera House Trust, the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, NSW Police Force and the Port Authority of NSW. We have also been appointed to the legal services panel for the Barangaroo Delivery Authority.
As well as the annual Government lawyers conference soon to be in its fourth year, we run ad-hoc seminars specifically tailored for Government lawyers and we produce a fortnightly Government Bulletin, containing news and analysis relevant to NSW Government lawyers.
If you wish to stay in touch, please send an email to email@example.com
You can expect to receive:
We host a LinkedIn group for NSW Government lawyers, through which we distribute Government Bulletin, seminar invitations and the invitation to our annual Government lawyers conference. Click here to join the group.
Seminars at your agency
Our lawyers are regularly asked to present seminars within agencies and our national knowledge manager regularly presents to NSW Government lawyers on free access online legal research tools and is available to conduct bespoke training on demand.
Holding Redlich is the major sponsor of the NSW Law Society’s Government Solicitors Conference.
Our award-winning and nationally recognised team has in-depth, hands-on experience, especially in relation to civil and commercial construction, and resources-related infrastructure.
Our services include:
We provide services from business case inception to project completion including:
Our aim is to value add up front to add simplicity and clarity to all that we draft and act on in accordance with our government client’s instructions so as to avoid later disputation. Where disputes arise, we are very cognisant of the model litigant and broader context in which governments work.
We have a particular focus on health, education, road, rail and port projects where we have significant experience advising government and stakeholders.
Our services include:
Our corporate and commercial team has a particular focus on the health, road, rail, ports, agribusiness and education sectors.
Our services include:
Our team has a particular focus on prosecutions under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (Qld), the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld), Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld), Petroleum & Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld), Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 (Qld) and under the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld) and Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld).
Our Queensland Government clients include the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Seqwater, the Residential Tenancies Authority, WorkCover Queensland and Screen Queensland.
We have been appointed to the Queensland Government legal services panel
Our Queensland Government clients include Queensland Business Services Authority, Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Residential Tenancies Authority, Workcover Queensland and Screen Queensland.
20 February 2019 - Knowledge
In the case of Knightsbridge North Lawyers Pty Ltd v State of New South Wales, Schmidt J of the NSW Supreme Court considered, amongst other things, whether a failure to comply with a requirement in the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW) (ICAC Act) affected the validity of a decision made under that legislation.
18 February 2019 - Knowledge
The Law Council of Australia has reiterated its strident opposition to the Federal Government’s proposed citizen-stripping laws, which could render people stateless, do not adhere to international obligations and remain under a constitutional cloud.
13 February 2019 - Knowledge
Former party president Gary Spence argues Queensland is not prone to corruption like New South Wales. Spence has taken a case to the high court arguing that the ban on Queensland state and local council politicians taking developer donations breaches the implied freedom of political communication.
30 January 2019 - Knowledge
In this special edition of our Queensland Government Bulletin publication, our team looks at the issues and reforms that emerged over 2018 in key areas affecting government - and also cast forward to examine the expected major trends and developments for 2019.
23 January 2019 - Knowledge
The ICAC has found that former Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) project manager Steven Prestage engaged in serious corrupt conduct through an elaborate scheme he concocted involving “hijacking” the name of his friend’s company to help deceive the department into making over $500,000 in payments that were ultimately used to dishonestly benefit himself.
21 January 2019 - Knowledge
The Australian Human Rights Commission has warned Peter Dutton’s proposal to lower the bar for stripping people convicted of terrorism or related offences of Australian citizenship could render people stateless and would be retrospective in application – in possible violation of international law or the rule of law.
10 December 2018 - Knowledge
While the encryption access legislation rammed through the Senate is an improvement, there is now the very real possibility of unintended consequences as well as intelligence agency and law enforcement overreach according to the Law Council of Australia.