As the leading insurance and risk law firm in Australia, our team has worked with Commonwealth, State and Local Government for many years. This has given us an in-depth understanding of the pressures, sensitivities and constraints under which government agencies operate, familiarity with regulations and legal frameworks and the ethical considerations unique to Government legal work.
Our expertise is specialised – we are undoubtedly a market leader with a reputation for managing large complex claims with reputational and commercial implications.
With over 270 liability lawyers, we have one of the most extensive general liability and personal injuries offerings in Australia. Our expertise spans routine occupier’s liability incidents to complex catastrophic cases, including dust diseases, historical institutional abuse liabilities, planning and environmental issues, along with damage to property and critical infrastructure including recovery actions.
We navigate WHS prosecutions, general protections disputes, sexual harassment claims, and unfair dismissals. Our involvement spans immediate post-accident on-site support, guidance through investigations, and representation in trials and coronial inquiries. Our human rights and discrimination team has expertise litigating and advocating in various tribunals and court settings across Australia.
We have extensive experience in Public Inquiries acting in both Solicitor Assisting roles and for various Government entities. Our focus in Public Inquiries is on both the legal aspects of these matters and on sensitively and appropriately interacting with all parties and effectively managing the common political and public relations implications.
Our Administrative Law team focussed specifically on Judicial and Administrative Review, Freedom of Information and Privacy and Data Protection. Our pre-eminent team is highly regarded for their ability to project manage complex disputes and gain the trusted support of clients throughout highly sensitive and difficult matters.