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Australian Government

Holding Redlich acts for and advises Australian Government clients through our appointment to 19 practice areas on the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel.

Australian Government

Our Australian Government clients benefit from Holding Redlich’s national presence and depth and breadth of expertise.

Expertise

Australian Government departments and agencies require a law firm that not only has a detailed understanding of the Commonwealth law framework that applies to decision-making and the additional regulation they are subject to, but also appreciates the Australian Government’s priorities, objectives and the political environment in which agencies operate. 

Holding Redlich’s dedicated national Government Law team has the knowledge and understanding to meet these requirements. Our team comprises senior lawyers, many of whom have previously worked in senior roles within the Australian Government or have held public sector board positions, and with expertise across a range of practice areas.

Holding Redlich’s lawyers also bring expertise in acting for private sector entities. The fact that we have acted on “both sides” means that we bring a balanced view to advising our Australian Government clients. We are also highly skilled in being able to anticipate the counterparty’s response, provide advice on approaches that may be taken, and design strategies to resolve and streamline processes. 

Our ability to successfully service the Australian Government is evidenced by our appointment to a range of Australian Government panels and sub-panels, in addition to the Whole of Australian Government legal services panel.

Ability to assist the Australian Government

Holding Redlich is appointed to the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel in the following 19 practice areas:

Workplace, Industrial Relations and Compensation

  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Corporate and Commercial

  • Governance and Probity
  • Corporations, markets, financial services and consumer credit law
  • Intellectual property
  • Media
  • Information and communications technology
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Public Law

  • Administrative law
  • Freedom of information, privacy and public interest disclosure
  • Debt recovery
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Property and Environment

  • General property
  • Transactional property
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Dispute resolution and litigation

Value added services

Holding Redlich offers Australian Government entities the following range of complimentary value added services for each matter in which we are instructed:

  • an initial scoping meeting
  • a completion meeting debrief
  • no charge for trips*
  • access to offices and meeting facilities.

General value added services include:

  • on request, 24/7 availability to relationship partner
  • telephone helpdesk*
  • reverse secondments*
  • webinars
  • tailored in-house training*
  • access to CPD seminars and convenient delivery
  • regular alerts and updates.

*conditions apply

Presence to assist the Australian Government

Increasing demand for legal services spanning a broad range of Australian government agencies and departments led the firm to establish a Canberra office on 5 October 2021. Holding Redlich’s Canberra team comprises partners and senior lawyers who have invaluable direct experience within government, including leading the legal teams of government agencies. They bring an in-depth understanding of the needs of Australian Government clients, as well as the unique context in which they operate. Our Canberra Government Law practice forms part of the firm’s national Government Law practice, an experienced team of senior lawyers providing a range of legal services across all of our offices.

Key Holding Redlich contacts

Australian Government Relationship Partners

Angela Flannery
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0448
E angela.flannery@holdingredlich.com

Ian Robertson AO
National Managing Partner
T +61 2 8083 0401
E ian.robertson@holdingredlich.com

Workplace, Industrial Relations and Compensation

Stephen Trew
Managing Partner
T +61 2 8083 0439
E stephen.trew@holdingredlich.com

Charles Power
Partner
T +61 3 9321 9942
E charles.power@holdingredlich.com

Michael Selinger
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0430
E michael.selinger@holdingredlich.com

Corporate and Commercial

Ian Robertson AO
National Managing Partner
T +61 2 8083 0401
E ian.robertson@holdingredlich.com

Angela Flannery
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0448
E angela.flannery@holdingredlich.com

Andrew Hynd
Partner
T +61 7 3135 0642
E andrew.hynd@holdingredlich.com

Public Law

Angela Flannery
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0448
E angela.flannery@holdingredlich.com

Paul Venus
Managing Partner
T +61 7 3135 0613
E paul.venus@holdingredlich.com

Greg Wrobel
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0411
E greg.wrobel@holdingredlich.com

Property and Environment

Cameron Sheather
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0461
E cameron.sheather@holdingredlich.com

Troy Lewis
Partner
T +61 7 3135 0614
E troy.lewis@holdingredlich.com

Peter Nugent
Partner
T +61 7 3135 0632
E peter.nugent@holdingredlich.com

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Howard Rapke
Managing Partner
T +61 3 9321 9752
E howard.rapke@holdingredlich.com

Paul Venus
Managing Partner
T +61 7 3135 0613
E paul.venus@holdingredlich.com

Susan Goodman
Partner
T +61 2 8083 0408
E susan.goodman@holdingredlich.com