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Clayton Utz

Government

9 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Substantial, highly experienced bench, consistently recognised as one of the foremost providers of advice to government bodies in Australia, handling matters for major federal departments, state governments and a wide range of local authorities. Comprehensive coverage of public sector issues includes a particularly renowned specialism in the area of major infrastructure projects, and the practice is further noted for its ability to engage with especially complex or potentially contentious questions.

Work highlights

Acted as probity adviser to the Department of Finance in relation to two major IT programmes, the Shared Services Taskforce Initiative and the Commonwealth HANA Enterprise Cloud.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Wedutenko has a wealth of experience advising clients on technology and procurement projects, acting for major Commonwealth government departments.

Barry Dunphy is based in Brisbane and is noted for his work acting for Queensland government clients, as well as the Commonwealth government. His expertise covers regulatory and public law issues.

Cain Sibley has expertise with regards to administrative law and litigation, and is a frequent adviser to a variety of government clients.

Caroline Bush has extensive experience as a litigator who acts for government clients on administrative law and commercial disputes.

Debra Tippett is "very well known in the government space," market commentators report. She has experience assisting Commonwealth departments on matters relating to IT and data systems.

Graham Read is a notable construction lawyer who frequently assists government clients on both the Commonwealth and state level on non-contentious matters. A client describes him as "absolutely amazing in difficult negotiations."

Jamie Doran is experienced acting for the Commonwealth, state and local governments in relation to procurement, funding and commercial matters.

John Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner, noted for acting for Commonwealth government agencies on contentious and public law issues. A market source comments: "He provides pragmatic, user-friendly guidance and is great to work with."

Steven Power is particularly respected for his experience acting for the Department of Defence, whom he assists in relation to procurement matters.

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Australia

Government


Alexandra Wedutenko
Band 1
Barry Dunphy
Band 2
Cain Sibley
Up and Coming
Caroline Bush
Band 1
Debra Tippett
Band 2
Graham Read
Band 3