King & Wood Mallesons

Government Department

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What the team is known for Active at both Commonwealth and state government level and especially well known for its handling of major infrastructure and procurement mandates and the representation of government bodies before inquiries and in class action litigation. Also addresses a variety of fintech and technology issues, the latter including developments in the burgeoning space and digital identity sectors.

Strengths Clients highlight the depth of expertise across the firm as an important strength, with one saying: "I chose them because of the breadth of their expertise: there is always an expert available in the firm who is happy to discuss the issues with us and work out what best suits us as a client."

Another client comments: "They're very approachable and responsive, and the partners and other lawyers are always contactable."

Work highlights Engaged by the Attorney-General's Department to assist in relation to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, which was established in response to the extreme bushfire season of 2019-20.

Notable practitioners

Annabel Griffin
is noted for her expertise in relation to technology projects and procurement matters, in relation to which she often advises Commonwealth and state government clients. "She can always be relied upon to assist in a pinch and provide reliable advice, and is good at pointing out different options," comments one client.

Stephen Jaggers
is a frequent adviser to the Commonwealth government in relation to a range of matters, including procurement and investment. A client describes him as "very client-focused, a good creative thinker and very reliable."