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Public Sector

Our lawyers have extensive experience in acting for government bodies. We act for state and local government, as well as federal government departments and statutory authorities. Our team understands public sector processes and the regulatory framework in which they exist. Therefore, we effectively address the sector’s complex legal, commercial and political concerns.

We have been advising government departments and agencies and local government for many years. Our firm therefore understands the public sector environment well. Particularly the culture and dynamics. And we skillfully comply with rigorous reporting and accountability requirements. Our lawyers are also model litigants. We solve problems by carefully balancing policy, administration and strategy.

Our firm’s expertise and quality of service in the public sector has been independently validated by our appointment (and re-appointment) on numerous panels. Our appointments include:

  • Victorian Government Legal Services Panel (since 2002)
  • Municipal Association of Victoria’s Legal Services Panel (since 2018)
  • One of a select number of firms appointed to the Legal Services Panel – Whole of Australian Government (since 2019).

Significantly, our founding partners Peter Francis and Jenni Lightowlers have and continue to be recognised in Doyle’s Guide as Leading and Recommended practitioners.

We act for public sector clients, including the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Country Fire Authority. Additionally, we assist state public sector clients, including Victorian Auditor-general’s Office, VicRoads and WorkSafe Victoria.

We also have advised a number of tertiary institutions, including Swinburne University of Technology and Victoria University.

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