Norton Rose Fulbright

Government Department

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What the team is known for Established team, noted both for its regular representation of Commonwealth government bodies and for its prominence on numerous state government panels, most notably in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Stands out, within a broad range of capabilities, for particular expertise in the areas of litigation, procurement and ICT-related issues, as well as transportation and development projects.

Strengths The team is praised for its practical approach, with a client commenting: "They always have pragmatic advice on how to resolve issues and get to an outcome, and they have excellent commerciality, including knowing when to hold the line and when to make a concession for the good of the project."

Work highlights Acted for the City of Sydney in relation to various disputes arising from the Green Square Project.

Notable practitioners

Holly McAdam
is highly regarded for her experience acting for Commonwealth government clients on commercial and procurement matters. "She is an outstanding lawyer," says one client; "her key strengths are her keen contract drafting skills, her ability to advocate for her clients and negotiation skills."

Kevin Arkwright
is well regarded for his expertise in relation to contraction law and often advises Commonwealth and New South Wales government clients. "He is fantastic," according to one client, "he's very focused on what was best for us but also taking a commercial view and not wasting time."

Richard Morrison
is described as "a great commercial strategist who has keen legal instincts and a great ability to cut through to get an outcome" by a client who adds: "He has a deep understanding of the Commonwealth government legislative and policy environment." He is noted for his work on commercial procurement issues.