Our sector-focussed approach means we are aware of the inherent needs of government, their priorities and the outcomes they seek. We know Councils are answerable to stakeholders, such as tax and rate payers, and public service consumers. Leveraging this knowledge, we have a proven track record of delivering the right results at the right price for State and local government clients.
Our relationships with our government clients are built on a commitment to client service and around a core philosophy of exceeding our client’s service delivery expectations. As one of the premier local government specialised firms in Queensland, we can guarantee the provision of high quality legal services due to the secure base of expert lawyers we have across the country, each of whom is committed to ensuring that clients are provide with quality and consistent legal advice for a reasonable fee.
DWF are pre-approved suppliers in LGAQ’s Local Buy Legal Services Panel, and are also currently on the individual legal services panel for three Councils in Queensland:
DWF (Australia) are also one of only two legal service providers for Local Government WorkCare (LGW) operated by LGAQ through Jardine Lloyd Thompson. As such, we have represented the interests of nearly every Council in Queensland, showing our versatility and ability to adapt and respond to individual Council’s needs.
We provide legal services to Queensland councils in the areas of insurance, corporate, commercial, construction and employment. We have the necessary understanding of Council needs and processes, as well as the experience working with Council officers and other stakeholders to ensure effective and meaningful legal assistance is provided.
A recent review of the Property Acquisition Standards has resulted in changes in the way NSW Government authorities acquire land in NSW by compulsory acquisition. All agencies which acquire land under the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW) are required to comply with the revised Standards.
DWF is delighted to announce the inclusion of 3 of its rising young stars in the annual Lawyers Weekly list of 30 Under 30 honourees list.
NSW voters go to the polls this Saturday, 23 March. The ruling Liberal/Coalition government is running a ‘small target’ strategy on employment and IR – so much so that it has no published policy in this area for this weekend’s election.