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There is a formality to securing an appointment to Local, State, and Commonwealth Government Panels, and therefore it is a coveted client portfolio by firms who are technically proficient in key areas and who understand the service level requirements of working with government. It is easy to understand why larger law firms dominate in this arena.

Law Staff’s clients are on the Local Buy Panel and act for local and regional councils. They act for a range of government agencies and statutory authorities at all levels, are on the Commonwealth Government Legal Services Multi-Use List, as well as the Queensland State Whole of Government Legal Services Panel in specialist segments including - Major Projects; General Property; Transactional Property; Planning & Environment, Compulsory Acquisitions; Building & Construction; General Corporate & Commercial; Banking & Finance; Competition; Taxation & Revenue; Energy & Resources; Workplace & Industrial; Technology & Intellectual Property; Complex Litigation; General Litigation; Prosecutions & Advocacy; Health Law; Public Law & General.

Our Clients’ Government Services Teams typically act for:

  • Commonwealth Government - the Attorney-General’s Department; Australian Taxation Office; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Australian Securities and Investments Commission; the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
  • State Government - Queensland Health, Department of Housing and Public Works, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Department of Justice, Department of Education and Training, Department of Energy and Water Supply, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Department of Transport and Main Roads, as well as Queensland Treasury.
  • Local Government – Brisbane City Council, Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Redland Shire Council, Logan City Council, Redland City Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Townsville City Council and many other regional Councils.

Your primary contacts for this market segment are Craig Ashton-Sward and Trudy Reading.