Government & Administrative Law

Piper Alderman understands the environment in which government departments, authorities and agencies operate and appreciates the unique legislative environment of the public sector.

Our client base embraces local governments, commonwealth government bodies, state departments and public-sector statutory authorities, agencies and corporations across a range of sectors including housing, gaming, employment, finance and the environment.

The Piper Alderman team includes a number of lawyers who have worked in senior positions for a range of government and quasi-government organisations, dealing with statutory interpretation, legislative instruments and the Public Service Act.

We work with governments across the full range of legal issues, always advising in reference to the regulatory and prudential requirements of the public sector. Our legal services encompass legislation, administrative law issues, probity, parliamentary inquiries and royal commissions, privatisation, employment and industrial relations advice, litigation and Foreign Investment Review Board matters.