Government Litigation

At ACA Lawyers, we are experienced in assisting government agencies and public authorities to resolve disputes.

A number of our senior lawyers have worked in law firms or consultancies where they specialised in acting in matters for public sector clients, consulted to government in relation to litigation, and/or held in-house roles in government agencies.

In short, working with government is in our DNA.

We are familiar with the pressures experienced by in-house counsel instructing on behalf of government, such as the different reporting needs they are required to satisfy when running disputes.

We are also mindful of the ethical and financial obligations placed on government when resolving disputes, where matters are often sensitive and budgets tight.

Our unique approach to dispute resolution and litigation is particularly well suited to cases involving public authorities and government agencies, for three reasons.

First, our strategic approach to the management of litigation means that our first step is to agree with you and your stakeholders the outcomes you want to achieve. We then identify available options and agree with you the options most likely to lead to success.

Second, our use of legal project management methodology ensures that you have greater predictability regarding your costs and much greater budget control. At each stage of the process, we measure our achievements against your broader objectives.

Third, our use of flexible legal resourcing and use of the technology means that, during the course of the matter, we ensure that you access the requisite expertise exactly when you need it, making the entire process much more cost-effective.

We are a pre-qualified legal service provider on the commonwealth's legal services multi-use list.

Are you an in-house counsel instructing on behalf of government in a litigious matter? Would you like to work with a team of lawyers with extensive experience of working with government? If so, please call Craig Allsopp on +61 2 9216 9898 or email him at