This Preferred Supply Panel has been developed to facilitate direct access by Local Governments to legal services suppliers in a simple and cost effective way. All panellists have demonstrated expertise across the broad range of Local Government legal requirements and have provided discounted pricing off market rates for their professional services.
The Panel provides the Local Government sector with a comprehensive range of value-added services. These services will be aggregated by WALGA and delivered over the term of the Contract.
Local Government Law Specialisations
Through the procurement process, all panellists have demonstrated the capability to deliver on the broad range of Local Government legal requirements. All Panel members have significant Local Government experience, having provided professional services to large, medium and small Local Governments over many years. Areas of expertise covered by panellists include:
- Town Planning Law
- Local Government Law
- Environmental Law
- Property Law
- Employment Law
- Contract Law
- General Law – including Common Law, Contracting, Joint Venture Agreements, Insurance, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, Taxation and Trade Practices, Technical Services and Rates.
Due to the nature of the Legal Services Preferred Supply Panel, and the confidentiality that exists between a client and solicitor, WALGA has established suitable reporting arrangements to facilitate management of the Contract, only requiring the Local Government name and project value.
Information that is confidential or which may interfere with the solicitor-client relationship is not required and is excluded from the reporting arrangements. Any information that is received by WALGA as part of the reporting process will be held in the strictest confidence and not released externally.
The significance of this Preferred Supply Contract to the Local Government sector is further highlighted with all panellists committing to a wide range of value-added services that can be accessed by all Members at no cost. Some of these initiatives include:
- Free telephone advice where no follow-up advice is required
- Newsletters and legal publications
- Client forums and roundtables
- In-house seminars and training
- Media release reviews
WALGA will work with the various Preferred Suppliers to aggregate and coordinate the roll-out and promotion of these value-added initiatives throughout the life of the Contract.