Mellor Olsson has been a prominent legal services provider to Local Government for many decades. We work for numerous metropolitan and regional Councils, as well as the representative body for Local Government, and advise on all aspects of Local Government law and administration.
By working closely with our clients, we have gained extensive experience and awareness of problems and opportunities facing Local Government. These include finance, rating, codes of conduct, governance and risk management, Freedom of Information, property management and development, community land, environmental protection, public and environmental health, preservation of the amenity of neighbourhoods (often involving licensed premises) and social services. In particular, we advise on all aspects of the Local Government Act.
Mellor Olsson also has significant experience in administrative law, having acted both for and against relevant authorities, including Local Government. We have been involved in numerous judicial review proceedings involving Council decisions.