Public Law

As experts in public law, we just ‘get it’.

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Services we offer

  • Regulatory compliance and enforcement

  • Discretionary Compensation

  • Legislation

  • Information Law and Privacy

  • Delegations and authorisations

  • Administrative Law

Our Experience

Our point of difference is our approach; we are collaborative and known for our ingenuity.

We are unhindered by bureaucratic process so provide reliable advice in a time-sensitive manner on the most complex of public law issues.

We provide a holistic service as we understand the environment in which public law matters exist and consider the policy, media, and political sensitives as integral to our service.

We have invested in public law expertise to ensure the highest quality services, which are rarely replicated outside of government. Our Advisors:

  • Have extensive government experience and expertise at all levels of government
  • Hold the highest security clearances.

Skills and expertise

Our Advisors have acted for a broad range of government clients in matters, and provided on-site support to government engaged in:

  • Regulatory schemes
  • Royal Commissions, reviews, and inquiries
  • Privacy and information law
  • Public law litigation support
  • Sensitive policy or project initiatives
  • Statutory interpretation and legislative reform.

Our lawyers are solutions orientated and embrace the complexity and sensitivity of public law issues.

We understand how important it is for government to get reliable advice, in a timely manner, and with the highest level of discretion.

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Financial Review

BOSS Best Places to Work List


NewLaw Firm of the Year


Employer of Choice


Pro Bono Program of the Year


Government Team 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

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year


Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies


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


Contact Sarah, our service lead

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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.

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