The work of Government is essential to the well-being of communities. They develop and maintain infrastructure necessary for a functioning society, and make key decisions with far-reaching implications.

We understand the nature of the Government's role in society and are experienced in attending to the complex legal needs of this sector.

We have acted on the panels of Local and State Governments across NSW and QLD on a variety of matters. Our expertise spans all aspects of government work, ranging from commercial work to administrative law.


  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Dispute resolution and Litigation
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Native Title
  • Privacy and Freedom of Information
  • Project and finance
  • Property Law
  • Represent government clients in merits and judicial review proceedings
  • Tax



Aramac Shire Council

Advice in relation to land acquisitions and sales, leases, commercial agreements, agency agreements, housing repossessions, road and sewerage infrastructure

Barcaldine Regional Council

Advice in relation to land acquisitions and sales, boundary realignments, compulsory acquisitions, demountable housing and Council amalgamation;

Brisbane City Council

Employment law advice

Caboolture Shire Council

Advice in relation to GST and contract payment issues and commercial contracts and construction contracts

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Advice in relation to the International Marine Wet Basin Project, Maryborough Airport Air Park Project, flight training and drainage easements;

Gwydir Shire Council

Advice in relation to land acquisitions and sales, land subdivisions, medical centre leases and medical practitioners service agreements, tax deductibility agreement, native title claims, leases and licences, joint venture agreements and disputes

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Advice in relation to access agreements for telecommunications infrastructure and a broadband infrastructure and sub funding agreement;

Toowoomba City Council

Advice in relation to fringe benefits tax

Our team



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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