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.
Our Australian Government clients benefit from Holding Redlich’s national presence and depth and breadth of 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.
Holding Redlich is appointed to the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel in the following 19 practice areas:
Holding Redlich offers Australian Government entities the following range of complimentary value added services for each matter in which we are instructed:
General value added services include:
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.
An overview of our experience and expertise to assist the Australian Government is available through the links below:
09 December 2022 - Knowledge
With 2023 just around the corner, we look at five emerging trends for Australian Government legal practice for the year head.
07 April 2022 - Knowledge
The Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Division of the federal courts are ostensibly no-costs jurisdictions. But in what circumstances will costs be awarded in employment-related proceedings?
05 April 2022 - Knowledge
We shed a light on the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022, the risks involved with data sharing and the importance for involved entities to be familiar with the requirements laid out in the new legislation.
08 December 2021 - Knowledge
The Commonwealth Parliament has passed new legislation to streamline the regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemicals and establish a Governance Board for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
06 December 2021 - Knowledge
A recent panel discussion identified five emerging trends for the public sector in 2022, including new leadership for changed times, declining levels of trust and increased expectations of accountability.