Proximity

Corporations, markets, financial services and competition

Experienced lawyers who are ‘people’ people.

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Our Experience

Proximity has substantial experience advising government and the private sector on financial services, markets, corporation and competition issues.

We are flexible in our approach and can assist you as external Advisors, in-house secondees, or you can use us as ‘general counsel on tap’.

Our Advisors enjoy working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, both within and outside client organisations.

We strive to understand your business and objectives and provide constructive assistance and practical solutions.

We place a premium on clear advice, communication and bringing a good-humoured approach.

Skills and expertise

Our Advisors have broad and deep experience, both in Australia and overseas, working with:

  • Banks
  • Financial regulators
  • Policy-making agencies
  • Securities exchanges
  • Superannuation funds and other financial institutions.

We have the skills to provide in-house legal assistance – or external advice – using people who will quickly grasp the day-to-day flow of your business and priorities.

We can also assist you with complex projects or to navigate regulatory frameworks and liaise with regulatory authorities.

When advising government, we have a wealth of experience helping turn regulatory policy into effective legislation.

Our lawyers are intrinsically interested in the technical aspects of your work, and want to help you meet your deadlines.

FinalistWomen in Law Awards 2021

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

NewLaw Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Financial Review2020

BOSS Best Places to Work List

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Pro Bono Program of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Government Team of the Year

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

New Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Pro Bono Program of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2019

Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2018

Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralasian Law Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year

Finalist2017

Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies

Finalist2017

ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2016

Australian Boutique Firm of the Year

WinnerAPAC Insider Legal Awards2015

WinnerAustralia (Acquisition International Legal Awards)2015

Contracting Law Firm of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government Legal Service Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Legal Services Panel
  • NSW Local Government Legal Panel

Sarah Byrne

Principal Advisor | Proximity

M 0411 235 725

E sarah.byrne@proximity.com.au

Contact Sarah, our service lead

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We are a leading provider of integrated consulting, commercial and legal services to government and large organisations. 

We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

Clients can engage us for our respective expertise in legal, procurement, program, project and management consulting; but more notably, we offer the full suite of support on projects. We advise from start to finish, with Proximity consultants working seamlessly with Proximity lawyers and commercial advisors to deliver the intended project outcome.

Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

Advantages of Proximity include:

Intensive support — dedicated resources working directly with your team.

No increase to your head count — the flexibility to scale up and down as required.

High quality — highly regarded practitioners that understand your sector.

Fresh approach — the flexibility and varied experience of external advisors and the intimate knowledge and commercial focus of an in-house team.

Tailored pricing — pricing solutions that suit your needs; whether you require price certainty or flexible pricing solutions that allow you to deal with uncertain demand.

Value for money — our model eliminates expensive overheads; and you benefit from the savings.

The Proximity difference means you: