Local Government

Our Local Government team has assisted and represented various local Councils, agencies and units across a range of legal areas including:

Cairns Property Law – conveyancing, leasing, acquisitions, resumptions, easements and covenants

Construction and Infrastructure

Employment and Industrial Relations Law – occupational health and safety issues, workplace misconduct, discrimination and harassment matters

Contracts and Commercial Law – drafting, reviewing and negotiating service and supply agreements

Tendering and Procurement

Debt Recovery – collection of unpaid rates, charges and other debts

Litigation – council prosecutions and defamation matters

Administrative Law and Governance

Risk Assessment – exposure and risk mitigation

We have also appeared on behalf of Councils at coronial inquests, court proceedings, dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation events.

WGC Lawyers is also on the Local Buy panel of pre-approved suppliers for legal services within Cairns, as tendered to Queensland Local Governments. We are pre-approved to provide assistance in the following categories:

  • Contracts & Commercial
  • Property Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations
  • General Litigation & Debt Recovery
  • Administrative Law & Governance
  • Water Specific
  • Construction & Infrastructure Law

Firms representing Local Government must have expertise not only in the area of law relevant to the advice sought, but an understanding of the unique needs of government organisations and a working knowledge of the regulatory framework and statutory confines within which they operate.

Key Contacts

Michael Huelin
John Hayward
Rhiannon Saunders
Managing Director