The myriad of issues confronting Australia's federal and state governments are far-reaching and complex. As a nation we face the need to re-shape the economy, the quest for smarter regulation as opposed to more regulation, delivery of fundamental services across infrastructure, education and health, and combatting a cyber-revolution.
HDY is home to some very dedicated and passionate government lawyers. Our government clients tell us that one of the things that sets us apart from other law firms is how much we know about their department or agency, its history and the environment in which it operates. In fact, we have such long-standing relationships with some of our government clients that they rely on us for their corporate memory!
We have an enviable client list which has helped us to attract some of the best government lawyers in Australia, many of whom have also worked in-house in senior roles at some of the largest government agencies.
We advise Australia's largest State and Federal government departments and agencies, as well as 20 local councils, across all areas of law. For over 20 years we have partnered with some of NSW's largest agencies, such as Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), RailCorp, Sydney Trains and NSW Trains, the NSW Police Force, NSW Health, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development, Family and Community Services, Sydney Water and the Council of the City of Sydney. For many of these clients, our people are viewed as key members of their in-house teams.
We are approved advisers to the Commonwealth government and appointed to all areas of the Legal Services Multi-Use List. We advise some of the largest Commonwealth agencies including the Department of Defence, ASIC, APRA, the RBA and the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).
Over the years, we have helped our government clients to weather extensive reform and other changes and challenges they've faced. This includes assisting the highest levels of government to implement legislative and structural reform; advising on high profile, complex government investigations and inquiries which are shaping the future of Australia; and giving strategic advice on significant government infrastructure projects.