SPECIALIST ADVICE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATE AND DECODE THE COMPLEX POWERS OF GOVERNMENT.

When government decisions or the enforcement of regulations negatively impact you or your company, it’s critical to have a well-thought strategy and an accomplished negotiator to protect your legal position.

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The role of government in Australian society is both sweeping and subtle. Every business must contend with ever-changing government legislation and regulation, and individual’s personal lives are continually shaped by the decisions government bodies make. Fortunately, there are rules for decoding complex legislation and regulations and for manoeuvring the intricate principles to which administrative decisions must comply.

Moulis Legal has the expertise to skillfully navigate public law, providing practical, considered advice that protects your legal position and achieves the most favourable resolution of your issue. We are a leading adviser to clients in their dealings with government agencies, bodies, and departments, resolving their matters efficiently and cost-effectively through our ability to effectively negotiate with decision-makers.

As a commercially focussed law firm with sought-after international law expertise, our competitive edge lies in our global understanding of public and administrative law principles and our ability to apply it to the interpretation of Australian legislation. This approach, combined with our commitment to holistic legal strategies and ability to leverage the full spectrum of legal tools, including litigation, consistently delivers the most favourable outcomes and value-added services for our clients.

OUR SERVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEWS AND REGULATORY APPEALS
COUNCIL DISPUTES AND SHOW CAUSE NOTICES
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
JUDICIAL REVIEWS

OUR EXPERIENCE

Moulis Legal is a specialised and highly respected commercial and international Australian law firm with a pragmatic and economical approach to solving Administrative Law and Public Law problems.

As a long-standing, multi-disciplinary firm with offices in Canberra, we are well equipped to understand the political, social, and commercial sensitivities of government legislation, processes, and administrative decisions. Our team has a reputation for developing adept solutions for clients across major projects and high-level advisory work, especially at the intersection of government and private sector activities.

Moulis Legal’s administrative and public law specialists have the skills, proactive outlook, and ready access to related areas of legal practice, including dispute resolution and litigation, to ensure we deliver the best value to our clients. Our clients have the added advantage of our international focus and experience, which gives us unique expertise in the application of international law to domestic public and administrative law matters in Australia.

Our specialists in administrative and public law have comprehensive understanding of the decision-making powers, functions, and obligations of Commonwealth, state, and territory governments, and advise our clients on how best to navigate the elaborate government legislation and regulations impacting them.

We have experience advising a broad range of entities across all aspects of Australian public law, including statutory interpretation, judicial reviews, administrative reviews, merits review, freedom of information claims, and privacy legislation in a number of Courts and Tribunals, both at a Commonwealth and State level.

Through extensive experience in dealing and negotiating with administrative decision-makers and applying commercial pragmatism, our public and administrative law team resolves client matters in an efficient and economic manner. We have a track record of settling proceedings in favour of our clients prior to going to Court. However, if matters do progress, through coordination with our dispute resolution team, we have frequently had significant matters decided in the best interests of our clients.

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