Our legal practitioners and consultants are experienced in representing many government sectors including the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, WorkCare, the Minister for Environment and the South Australian WorkCover Corporation. We have the ability to retain and apply at short notice highly skilled and reliable resources, both legal and clerical, as and when required, whether to ensure our client’s meet Court imposed deadlines, or to meet the requirements of any ongoing litigation.
All Commonwealth and State Statutory Agencies throughout Australia are obligated to follow their respective Model Litigant Conduct Rules and Guidelines when engaged in litigation. Statutory Agencies can rest assured that when our firm conducts litigation on their behalf, we comply with all relevant Model Litigant obligations.
We are also familiar with the importance of not compromising Legal Professional and Public Interest forms of privilege when acting for governmental agencies. We have a deep understanding of the importance of complying with statutory secrecy provisions as well as the need to ensure protection of individuals’ rights to privacy when acting against them.
In modern times, all Commonwealth and State Government Agencies face significant budgetary restrictions, including especially as regards their legal expenses. We fully understand the requirements for accurate legal cost estimation as well as for regular invoicing to assist budget forecasting and Senate Committee estimates.