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.
Holding Redlich is a trusted adviser to government, state instrumentalities and government owned corporations along the eastern seaboard.
We advise on a range of matters, including 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:
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.
We undertake work for a variety of NSW government agencies including:
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.
As well as the annual Government lawyers conference soon to be in its fourth year, we run ad-hoc seminars specifically tailored for Government lawyers and we produce a fortnightly Government Bulletin, containing news and analysis relevant to NSW Government lawyers.
If you wish to stay in touch, please send an email to email@example.com
You can expect to receive:
We host a LinkedIn group for NSW Government lawyers, through which we distribute Government Bulletin, seminar invitations and the invitation to our annual Government lawyers conference. Click here to join the group.
Seminars at your agency
Our lawyers are regularly asked to present seminars within agencies and our national knowledge manager regularly presents to NSW Government lawyers on free access online legal research tools and is available to conduct bespoke training on demand.
Holding Redlich is the major sponsor of the NSW Law Society’s Government Solicitors Conference.
Our award-winning and nationally recognised team has in-depth, hands-on experience, especially in relation to civil and commercial construction, and resources-related infrastructure.
Our services include:
We provide services from business case inception to project completion including:
Our aim is to value add up front to add simplicity and clarity to all that we draft and act on in accordance with our government client’s instructions so as to avoid later disputation. Where disputes arise, we are very cognisant of the model litigant and broader context in which governments work.
We have a particular focus on health, education, road, rail and port projects where we have significant experience advising government and stakeholders.
Our services include:
Our corporate and commercial team has a particular focus on the health, road, rail, ports, agribusiness and education sectors.
Our services include:
Our team has a particular focus on prosecutions under the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (Qld), the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld), Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Electrical Safety Act 2002 (Qld), Petroleum & Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld), Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 (Qld) and under the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld) and Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld).
Our Queensland Government clients include the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Seqwater, the Residential Tenancies Authority, WorkCover Queensland and Screen Queensland.
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.
14 October 2020 - Knowledge
How is trust in NSW government? Better than you may expect according to the results from the Information and Privacy Commission’s latest community attitudes survey on data sharing, information access and agency assistance.
13 October 2020 - Knowledge
NRMA Insurance’s ‘First Saturday’ campaign film has been discontinued after the advertising self-regulator, Ad Standards, ruled the ad had breached the Code of Ethics, based on section 2.3, which covers the portrayal of violence.
28 September 2020 - Knowledge
The licensee of a Brisbane pub has been found guilty and fined for providing adult entertainment on its premises without a permit. Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming Victoria Thomson said licensees have a legal obligation to uphold Queensland’s licensing laws, and a social responsibility to do the right thing.
28 September 2020 - Knowledge
The Andrews government is seeking legal advice on proposed new federal laws which could tear up its controversial Belt and Road agreement with China, potentially setting up another fight over foreign policy with the Commonwealth.
25 September 2020 - Knowledge
The NSW Government has announced an extension to the COVID-19 laws protecting retail and commercial leases. The laws were to end on 24 October 2020, and will now extend to 31 December 2020. A bill detailing the changes is expected this week or next.
22 September 2020 - Knowledge
The newly updated Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy (Policy) places Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and regional businesses front of mind for Government procurement.
14 September 2020 - Knowledge
The Ad Standards Community Panel has upheld the first complaint about body image since it tightened its rules about the portrayal of body image in 2018. The change to the AANA Code of Ethics added body image to section 2.6, which prohibits advertising which depicts material contrary to prevailing community standards on health and safety.
02 September 2020 - Knowledge
As recently reported in the tech press, tens of thousands of scanned NSW driver's licenses and other documents with additional identifying information were found on an open Amazon Web Services storage server. The documents appeared to be from September and October 2018.
01 September 2020 - Knowledge
Attorney-General Jill Hennessy announced that reforms will be fast-tracked to streamline processes for victim-survivors who wish to speak out. This change will mean the majority of victims will no longer require a court order to tell their stories if they have given informed consent to being identified