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Thinking Strategically.

The Arena

Organisations need to have an assurance that their decisions are made in a structured, consistent and predictable way. Such decisions are critical to their very nature and existence. Those decisions concern key assets and resources, and how the organisation should be run.

In the corporate sector, governance can extend to how company directors fulfil their roles; in the local government sector, it concerns how elected councillors fulfil theirs. In both sectors, it is about how the organisation can run in a way that satisfies all of its stakeholders.

Why Civic Legal?

On the corporate/commercial front, Civic Legal assists in matters ranging from the incorporation of companies to their capital raising activities to advising company directors on their duties. This is underpinned by the business experience of our team.

Where a corporate entity needs to satisfy itself that it has acted appropriately to secure its assets and run with minimal disruption, our lawyers are able to assist by undertaking due diligence processes to provide such assurances. Sometimes, these may extend to the creation and protection of intellectual property, such as trade marks and copyright.

On the local government front, Civic Legal assists by providing advice to local governments to help them discharge their functions. This often requires our team to undertake statutory interpretation work.


We can assist with the following:

  • Administrative and constitutional law
  • Advices on directors’ duties
  • Appointment and resignation of directors
  • Codes of conduct
  • Corruption matters
  • Councillor conduct
  • Councillor training
  • Defamation
  • Delegations
  • Elections
  • FOI processes
  • General meeting documentation
  • Incorporation of companies
  • Local Government (Audit) Regulations 1996
  • Notifications to ASIC
  • Rates quashing
  • Rating exemption matters
  • Regional local governments
  • Specified area rates


“The Shire is particularly appreciative of the speed, professional and personalised service it receives from Civic Legal… this required level of service has not been something other, nationally-based legal firms have been able to provide.”


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