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Gadens has a deep understanding of the legal issues facing federal, state and local government and an extensive knowledge of the numerous departments, agencies and statutory authorities. We have been appointed to the Commonwealth Government’s Legal Services Multi-Use List and are active members of a number of state and local government panels, including the high-profile Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.

Many of our solicitors have previously worked in Commonwealth Government legal teams, including the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Key team members have also acted for various state government bodies and regional councils.

Our Government team comprises specialists in administrative and public law; constitutional law; integrity of government; freedom of Information; judicial review; statutory interpretation; infrastructure and PPP; royal commissions and other inquiries; coronial investigations and inquests; regulatory investigations and prosecutions; military tribunals; litigation and alternative dispute resolution; tort law; employment and safety law; taxation; privacy; legal process outsourcing; debt recovery; compulsory land acquisition; land development and planning and environment law.

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