How we can help - Henry Davis York

How we can help

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We help our clients achieve their objectives by investing time in understanding their business, committing to the highest service standards, by being passionate about what we do, and by working together with our clients as one firm, one team so the client experience is seamless.

We're in it for the long haul; we're focused on the relationship not just the transaction.

Our lawyers and other professionals are first and foremost passionate about helping our clients to achieve their objectives. It's no longer just about knowing the law and applying it well. That's a given these days.

Our clients tell us that it's more about partnering with them as real trusted advisers to help them make the big decisions, keep ahead of their competitors and achieve their strategic and policy objectives.

Because we love what we do and want to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes, we undertake robust business analysis on our clients' organisations, with our clients. This ensures we see the big picture and are also intimate with the details. This depth of understanding means the advice we deliver is holistic and commercial. We even come up with strategies aimed at helping our clients achieve their objectives that are not only about legal issues or demand legal solutions.

The experience is as important as the outcome.

Often we're helping our clients through difficult times which are stressful for their people and where the outcome will have a significant impact on the organisation, or indeed the market or our community. We are there to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. This is the essence of any authentic relationship - sharing the highs and lows, the good times and the bad.

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They are very focused on us as a client; they came across as partners rather than just a service provider. This comes from the top and is true for everyone in their team.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015

Our sector focus

Our clients are primarily from the financial services, government and corporate sectors.

  • Financial Services

    Financial Services

    Since 1893 we have been helping iconic Australian financial institutions to achieve their visions. As they've shaped the industry and transformed themselves to break boundaries, face challenges and pioneer new ways of doing things, we've been there partnering with them.

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  • Government


    HDY is home to specialist government lawyers who have assisted the highest levels of government to implement legislative and structural reform, advised on high profile, complex government investigations and inquiries, and given strategic advice on significant government infrastructure projects.

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  • Corporates


    We are proud to partner with an impressive list of market leading clients from other sectors such as retail, construction, transport, infrastructure, real estate, technology and energy & resources. These clients include some of Australia's major corporates, such as Woolworths, Lend Lease, Sydney Airport, Goodman Group, Baiada Poultry, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Orica, GPT, WesTrac and Vedanta Resources.