Overview

lawyerbank lawyers know government

They have been senior leaders in top tier firms, they have developed and managed highly reputable in-house government legal practices, and enjoyed working across a wide range of Commonwealth portfolios including the Department of Defence, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Industry Innovation and Science, Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, Department of Environment, the Department of Health, Airservices Australia, Crimtrac, Geoscience Australia, the Australian Electoral Commission and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Our lawyers are therefore highly cognisant of the commercial, political and regulatory framework that drives the management of legal and probity risk in the Australian Government.

Appointment to Commonwealth Whole of Government Legal Services Panel

We are delighted to announce that lawyerbank has been appointed to the Whole of Government Legal Services Panel in the Legal Support Services, Public Law and Corporate and Commercial Areas of Law. This means that any Commonwealth agency can engage our lawyers in an easy and efficient manner through a streamlined procurement process.

  • “As a client it is very important that lawyers can understand your business needs and provide legal advice that is clear, concise, robust and relevant.  My experience with lawyerbank is that they delivered in spades for my project and I have no hesitation in using them again.”

    Assistant Director, Australian Government
  • “I have worked with two of lawyerbank’s lawyers, as part of Airservices’ in-house legal team, and they have both demonstrated excellent legal skills and a strong commercial focus.  Their eagerness to understand their client’s business and achieve pragmatic outcomes was refreshing. I look forward to working further with lawyerbank”

    Senior Legal Counsel, Airservices Australia
  • “I worked hand in hand with a lawyerbank lawyer on a major contracting project. Our experience was overwhelmingly positive. Our lawyerbank lawyer made a complex matter simple and achievable.”

    Assistant Director, Commonwealth Agency
  • “I have worked with the lawyers at lawyerbank on over twenty short term and longer term projects and found them to be professional, timely and practical in their approach to providing quality legal advice” 

    Other Business Revenue Contracts Manager, Airservices Australia
  • “Having used  lawyerbank resources across a range of procurement and contract management matters I found them quick to get up to speed with the organisation’s landscape and their ability to match their advice to the organisation’s risk appetite was of great benefit”

    Manager, Organisational Procurement, Airservices Australia

Benefits

Experienced lawyers who can hit the ground running

lawyerbank lawyers are highly professional, easy going, service oriented and outcome driven. They are all quality vetted, and most have at least 10 years’ legal experience. lawyerbank lawyers are therefore not only able to hit the ground running when working with your legal practice but will provide, strategical, practical and responsive legal advice in an easy to understand manner.

Our lawyers have advised extensively on complex and high profile Commonwealth procurements and funding programs. Our team is also well versed in advising on administrative decision making, statutory interpretation and the requirements of, and compliance with, Commonwealth legislation and policy.

Additionally, we have non-legal FOI and privacy advisors who are able to assist agencies with internal processing, if required.

Flexibility and responsiveness to meet demand

We understand that the needs, and demands upon, an internal legal practice can change rapidly. lawyerbank was established to provide secondment services in a flexible and responsive manner to meet demand and maximise utility to agencies.

lawyerbank lawyers are available to assist either in-house or in a virtual capacity to work as part of the in-house legal team. This may include providing relief assistance with the business as usual workload, providing senior expertise for high profile and contentious matters and also providing mentoring, training and second-counselling of more junior lawyers if needed.

The duration and frequency of each secondment is at the discretion of the agency. At all times we will work with you to ensure the availability of secondees is reflective of your resourcing requirements, including where workloads intensify or diminish within the period of an engagement, so as to maximise value for money for the agency.

Competitive pricing

lawyerbank doesn’t carry the overheads associated with private practice and only invests in highly experienced senior lawyers. This means you can enjoy the advisory services of senior top tier lawyers without the top tier price tag. Our pricing models are incredibly competitive and you don’t pay a premium for extensive office space, senior partner signoff or the training of junior lawyers.

Agencies can elect to engage lawyers on an hourly or daily rate basis. To provide ultimate flexibility secondment hours can also be purchased in bulk amounts to be used as and when required.

We are happy to work with you to develop a pricing model tailored to your needs.

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