Your government lawyer

Overseeing the legalities of local council

Experts in local government legal advice

As practised Australian government lawyers specialising in construction and litigation, we understand the unique challenges and requirements of local council and other government agencies, including those under the Local Government Act. We provide fast, astute advice and legal services that consider your reputation and deliver efficient outcomes away from the public domain where possible.

Upfront estimates | Focused solutions | Swift advice

Work we engage in

Our specialist government lawyers provide a broad range of legal services required by local Australian government departments. This includes preparing tenders and construction contacts, major project dispute resolution, debt recovery and compliance.

Tender preparation

Reviewing documents | Ensuring eligibility | Risk identification and mitigation | Drafting | Negotiation | Compliance

Project management training

Advising on regulations | Due process | Drafting | Reviewing | Risk identification | Dispute resolution

Construction contract preparation

Scope definition | Identifying contractual parties | Setting contractual terms | Risk allocation | Ensuring legal compliance | Permits and approvals | Dispute resolution | Quality and standards | Termination and suspension | IP | Environmental considerations | Health and safety

Major project dispute resolution

Negotiation | Mediation | Arbitration | Litigation

Debt recovery

Legal compliance | Drafting and reviewing debt notices | Negotiation and settlement | Legal proceedings (initiation and representation) | Advising on credit laws | Dispute resolution | Advising on legal changes

Governance & compliance with the Local Government Act

Who we work with

Lismore Council | Tweed Heads Council | Bega Council | Albury Council | Hills Shire Council | Shellharbour Council | Brewarrina Shire Council | Bogan Shire Council | Griffith City Council

Case study

Premises build and 10-year operate leaseback

A government council approached us for advice and assistance on securing the construction and leaseback operation of a waste facility in New South Wales from a third-party service provider.

Actions taken

  • Developed a deep understanding of council requirements
  • Developed invitations to tender
  • Prepared construction contract
  • Prepared lease of premises contract, including warranties to meet councils’ long-term requirements

The outcome

10-year commitment set at an appropriate cost to council.

Our specialist government lawyers

Specialists in advising councils across NSW

Lou Stojanovski, Director / Lawyer, Adjudicator WA, NSW and VIC

Lou Stojanovski

Director | Lawyer
Sydney / Newcastle

Our leader and legal authority

Bryce Richards, Executive Lawyer, Adjudicator WA and NSW

Bryce Richards

Executive Lawyer

Our calm, focused resolutionist

Min Hur

Managing Lawyer
Sydney CBD

Our analytical business lawyer

Stella Park

Senior Lawyer
Sydney CBD

Our legal matter demystifier

John Truman


Our versatile construction insider

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