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Government

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.

Government

Holding Redlich is a trusted adviser to government, state instrumentalities and government owned corporations along the eastern seaboard.

Expertise

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:

  • statutory interpretation 
  • FOI, privacy, GIPA and PIPPA
  • merits review and Federal and Supreme Court judicial review proceedings
  • independent reviews, inquiries and commissions of inquiry 
  • significant and/or sensitive property transactions
  • disputes and contentious transactions
  • public sector employment, industrial relations and occupational health and safety.

Experience

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.

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. 

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.

  • We have advised significant state owned corporations in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, including Ausgrid (NSW), Delta (NSW), Endeavour Energy (NSW), Ergon (QLD), Essential Energy (NSW) and SPARQ Solution (QLD).
  • Holding Redlich is also on the panel of a number of local councils including the City of Sydney, Yarra City, Lake Macquarie City Council and Goulburn Valley Regional Collaborative Alliance. We act in litigation matters for Cessnock City Council.
Howard Rapke

Howard Rapke

Managing Partner

Melbourne

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Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce

Partner

Melbourne

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Greg Wrobel

Greg Wrobel

Partner

Sydney

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Gerard Timbs

Gerard Timbs

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Brisbane

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Recent Posts

23 April 2018 - Blog

What's News in Local Government? – 23 April 2018

#Government

Following the recent floods, cyclones and fires that have greatly impacted communities across the country, the Federal Government has announced that it will establish a National Resilience Taskforce to reduce the impacts of natural disasters on the Australian community .

18 April 2018 - Blog

NSW Government Bulletin - 18 April 2018

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The NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Obeid v Lockley [2018] NSWCA 71 last week. In its decision, the Court dismissed an appeal by Eddie Obeid Senior and three of his children and clarified the definition of a public officer in the tort of misfeasance in public office.

06 April 2018 - Blog

What's News in Local Government? - 6 April 2018

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In the media: National Government advisor lists $55billion in infrastructure projects Landmark metro systems in Brisbane and Sydney, Victoria's M80 upgrade and NSW's WestConnex are among...