Expertise Public Sector Risks

Public Sector Risks

Government agencies face an increasing number of pressures including tight budgets, increasing accountability, growing population, rapidly escalating demands from the community for services, commercial pressures and media scrutiny.

Hicksons delivers exceptional value and dependable advice to Commonwealth and State government departments and agencies, state owned corporations and statutory authorities.

The services we provide to the public sector span:

  • workplace law, including issues of OH&S, discrimination, equal opportunity, employment practices and claims, WorkCover prosecutions and Coronial Inquests
  • commercial law, including contracts and trade practices
  • administrative law, including legislative interpretation and drafting
  • general liability claims
  • property claims
  • toxic torts
  • construction disputes
  • recoveries
  • discrimination claims, and
  • disability claims.

Our legal expertise and experience is combined with a strong understanding of the particular requirements that working with the public sector creates. By working closely with government agencies for many years, we have gained insight into the wider issues of public accountability, public interest and probity.

We also have an enhanced understanding of the need to deliver value for money, to carefully manage complex stakeholder relationships while being sensitive to reputational issues, and to balance public, community, individual, industrial and departmental/agency interests.

Our robust management and best practice legal services means government clients can count on Hicksons to deliver authoritative business advice and astute representation in line with government philosophies and values.  

 

Practice Manager

Cameron Leaver

t +61 2 9293 5421
f +61 2 9264 4790
e cameron.leaver@hicksons.com.au