The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department recently announced the successful firms appointed to the legal services panel.
Mills Oakley is proud to have been appointed to all five of the Law Service categories and secured 18 of the 22 practice areas. As stated by Mills Oakley Partner Rohan White, the government had adopted “a more targeted procurement approach, engaging a reduced number of firms appointed to specific legal areas” and we are pleased to be recognised as one of the highest calibre of firms providing services to the Commonwealth.
Since its inception in 2014, our national Government team has grown in terms of numbers, footprint and expertise. The team has recently recruited lawyers with significant experience and expertise in Child Support, Social Security Law and the emerging jurisprudence in relation to the National Disability Insurance Act.
The newest addition to our team in Melbourne, Special Counsel Oliver Young brings a wealth of expertise in the administrative law litigation for Home Affairs, Human Services and the National Disability Insurance Agency. Other new faces in Melbourne include Chris Sexton who joins us from the Department of Human Services as a consultant, and is focused on the creation and implementation of policies for the Department of Health.
Nationally, our lawyers are engaged in secondments with the Department of Human Services, Department of Health and Department of Home Affairs. This further allows us to grow our expertise in each area and build relationships and collaborate with our government clients.
Mills Oakley Partner Nicola Johnson said that “the appointment provides Mills Oakley with an opportunity to showcase our ever-growing and high class experience and expertise for the Commonwealth Government. We are pleased to have the opportunity to extend our relationship with the Commonwealth Government and provide high quality legal services to an increasing number of Government agencies.”