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We have a thorough understanding of administrative law and regulatory issues relevant to the public and private sectors.   


Holding Redlich offers the expertise of lawyers who have not only acted for Government as external legal advisors but who have also worked within Government. 

Legal expertise

Our expertise and experience includes acting for Commonwealth and State departments and authorities, large corporations and professional bodies in the following areas:

  • Judicial Review (Federal Court and Supreme Court)
  • Prerogative relief in the High Court of Australia
  • Merits Review (Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and State Tribunals)
  • Statutory interpretation
  • FOI
  • Royal Commissions and other public inquiries
  • Drafting of by-laws and other instruments.

Our experience

  • Acting on behalf of numerous individuals appearing before the AWB Cole Royal Commission
  • Acting on behalf of the Victorian Government and Government officials appearing before the Cole Royal Commission into the building industry
  • Acting for refugees challenging decisions of Minister for Immigration and departmental officials in Federal Court and High Court, including in the Tampa case
  • Acting for various Superannuation fund trustees, the Victorian Workcover Authority and other statutory decision makers in relation to VCAT merits review of decisions
  • Advising and acting for various commercial clients in relation to the exercise of powers by ASIC, APRA, Australian Crime Commission and other statutory investigatory bodies
  • Acting for Frasers property group in relation to the redevelopment of former Carlton and United Breweries site, Sydney.   This included successfully defending administrative law proceedings in the Land and Environment Court against the concept plan approval granted by the Minister for Planning
  • Acting for the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland in relation to statutory interpretation and conduct of proceedings before the Queensland Commercial and Consumer Tribunal
  • Acting for National Native Title Tribunal on numerous judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court
  • Acting for a major Queensland Government Owned Corporation in Supreme Court judicial review proceedings.

Key People

Howard Rapke | Melbourne
David Shaw
| Melbourne
Ian Robertson | Sydney
Greg Wrobel  | Sydney
Paul Venus
| Brisbane

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Update - Administrative LawThursday, 07 February 2008

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