Local Government Law

Local Government Law

The provision of legal advice, court representation and all other legal services to local governments throughout Queensland, and to the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), is one of the core elements of our practice.  And we’re very good at it - we should be given our 130 years in the business.

The added advantage, of course, is all this expertise developed servicing local governments has a far wider application, so our many other institutional and corporate clients also reap the rewards of our accumulated knowledge and experience.  Almost daily, we receive instructions to provide specialist local government or town planning advice work, directly from many Councils, or as part of our retainer to provide the legal opinions service to the LGAQ, to which every Queensland local government has access.

We hold appointments to many Queensland Council legal service provider panels and we’re Local Buy Pty Ltd-approved. 

We’re a principal adviser to the Queensland Local Government Mutual Liability Pool on corporate and insurance matters and we’re one of only three firms defending claim-related litigation on behalf of member Councils.

We review and advise the LGAQ on the legal and practical effects of proposed State legislation that may impact the operations of local governments.  That benefits all our local government clients who get a heads up on the effects of new laws in the pipeline. 

The provision of legal services to a local government requires broad-based knowledge of and experience in all aspects of local government administration and related law and practice that we possess, to ensure there’s no failure to take account of any legal consideration peculiar to a dealing that may affect the outcome of a matter.  The fact is, all King & Company’s professional staff have expertise in local government law generally, as well as possessing high levels of proficiency in areas in which they specialise.

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