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Whether you are starting a new business, are a successful SME or work in the public sector, you need talented lawyers that not only understand the law but can also help you navigate the landscape in which you operate.

At ClarkeKann we don’t do everything, but we are good at what we do. Through a clear focus on the sectors in which we specialise and longstanding relationships with our clients, we deliver advice that is not only legally sound, timely and cost effective but also pragmatic and compatible with our client’s commercial drivers.

Our partners have a wealth of experience and an impressive network of contacts that can assist you with your business. Our clients appreciate that our partners take a “hands-on” approach in all matters, supported by a solid team of experienced lawyers at all levels.

Adding value to our clients’ businesses, finding a way through the roadblocks to success and then sharing in that success with our clients is what drives us and what has rewarded us with an enviable list of long standing clients that rely on us for all their legal services.

Our People

Our greatest asset is our talented and committed people – they enjoy what they do and value the opportunity to work together and with our clients. Our people are from diverse backgrounds and approach their work with intellectual rigour and enthusiasm.


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A failure to comply with the Information Privacy Principles has cost Cessnock City Council $30,000 in damages for psychological harm. The case of EMF v Cessnock City Council [2021] NSWCATAD 219 involved privacy concerns stemming from a complaint made by EMF to...

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Validity of Section 124 Orders – Update

Validity of Section 124 Orders – Update

The recent decision of Bobolas v Waverley Council (No 3) [2021] NSWLEC 63 has provided further clarity on the validity of orders issued pursuant to Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 ("the Act"). Background Waverley Council issued a 22A order pursuant to s...

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