Agenda items are
the bridge between the administration and
councillors so it is worth making them concise,
complete and clear.
This article will look at two of the principal themes in the Banking Royal Commission Report, namely culture and governance, and identify at how to apply the lessons learnt to the local government sector.
Civic Legal Special Counsel Glenn Scott led our litigation team, on behalf of one of the successful plaintiff groups in this high profile multi-party action.
This article addresses the best way to protect yourself when acting as a strata council member.
This article considers the changes being proposed in the State’s review of the Local Government Act 1995.
This article will set out some practical tips for responding to negative comments on social media.
This article looks at the question of whether a local government can engage a person acting as CEO as a contractor, free to charge their specified fee.
Legislative change is well under way. Let’s have a look at some of the key changes we are likely to see.
This year, Civic Legal has continued to work in partnership with Camp Kulin as a major sponsor of the Camp Kulin Civic Legal Teen Leadership Camp.
Doyle’s Guide is a global publication that ranks lawyers and law firms. Doyle’s Guide undertakes independent research based on reviews by clients, peers and relevant industry bodies.
Here are the answers to the Fun Facts Quiz from the Civic Legal Booth at the WA Local Government Convention 2018
Changes in the Regulations mean that an Audit Committee is now responsible for helping the CEO in relation to the Regulation 17 review.
Glenn Scott led the Civic Legal team in this high-profile case which has important implications for asset management.
The Department of Local Government recently released the June 2018 Guide to Local Government Auditing Reforms. This article will consider what these reforms will mean for local governments.
This article will help local governments understand how they can use liquidated damages clauses to support their governance objectives to ensure the project is delivered on time.
Come and explore governance and legal issues in a workshop facilitated by Managing Principal, Anthony Quahe, and well-known former local government CEO Neil Hartley.
Civic Legal has been named a Finalist in the LawyersWeekly Australian Law Awards 2018 – Boutique Law Firm of the Year
This article will help local governments understand the new auditing regime following amendments to the Local Government Act in 2017.
This article for local government officers covers the potential risks of cryptocurrency mining, and what they can do about it.
This article for local government officers covers how to review local laws, and what to consider in the review.
This article analyses how the Gosek case has impacted upon employment law, particularly regarding swearing at work.
A legal FAQ for people considering becoming Airbnb hosts in Western Australia (WA). What should hosts consider before renting out their property on Airbnb?
This guide for government, contractors and subcontractors is an overview of the law on indemnity clauses in construction contracts, with example clauses.
How can local governments communicate better with the community on planning and development issues? We outline some strategies in this article.
Civic Legal has been named a National Finalist in the category Best Law Firm, Business Clients, Australia, at the Professional Services Awards 2017.
Can a local government grant retrospective approvals and permits for developments? We outline your local government’s legal position.
Civic Legal hosted the 2017 Asia-Pacific Meeting for Ally Law, a global legal services organisation providing international legal advice and referrals.
Guide for the law on drones for local government. What are the legal risk of drones? Potential uses or benefits of drones, and the law.
What is a testamentary trust and when should you use a testamentary trust in your will?
A summary of the law of intestacy, what happens if you die without a will in Western Australia.
A summary of the law of defamation for local government officers and councillors, including strategies to reduce your risk of being sued for defamation.
The Ally Law Litigation Specialty Group has published a multijurisdictional compendium of the law of attorney-client privilege relating to in-house counsel.
Do WA local governments fall within the jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission in the sphere of industrial relations?
How has the role of Chief Executive Officer evolved within local governments?
This article outlines the practical changes which your local government should make regarding the new Public Health Act 2016.
Civic Legal has bolstered its team with the addition of two highly experienced staff members, Lotta Noel and Nick Ferrone.
Tips on purchasing policies and tendering for local governments.
What are the key lessons from the SAT’s finding on Lisa Scaffidi and the City of Perth. Legal analysis of the findings for Ms Scaffidi.
Civic Legal is now a corporate partner of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), providing training to local government officers.
Civic Legal has become a silver sponsor of the Camp Kulin Corrigin Reach Program, adding to funding from the Shire of Corrigin and other community groups.
Has the economic downturn affected the types of legal matters that people take to court?
How should local governments approach Regulation 17 of the Local Government (Audit) Regulations 1996?
How can local governments improve their contracts with suppliers? Legal tips on tendering and contracts for local government.
A checklist for local government officers, to help you implement all the changes to the Health Act required in 2016/17.
Dealing with Gifts and Contributions to Travel: A Four-Chart Guide for Council Members and Employees.
A guide to the proposed amendments to the rules of conduct for councillors of WA local governments (2015).
How should local governments reduce their risks in the SAT? Quick tips for the administration.
A guide to audit regulation 17 on statutory compliance. Five of the most common misconceptions with in local governments.
A guide for Law Clerks on how they can perform well when working at a law firm, whether as a clerk or a junior lawyer.