Government departments, authorities and agencies operate in a unique and increasingly demanding legislative environment. We have a deep understanding of that environment and offer our clients comprehensive, targeted advice relating to complex public sector issues.

Our client base embraces local governments, commonwealth government bodies, state departments and public-sector statutory authorities, agencies and corporations across a range of sectors including defence, gaming, housing, employment, finance and the environment. A number of our lawyers have held senior-level positions across a range of government and quasi-government organisations, dealing with statutory interpretation, legislative instruments and the Public Service Act.

We understand the importance of meeting performance and delivery outcomes while operating under media scrutiny and close public gaze. Our expertise covers legislation, administrative law issues, probity, parliamentary inquiries and Royal Commissions, privatisation, employment and industrial relations advice, litigation and Foreign Investment Review Board matters.

Piper Alderman is also committed to serving Australia’s defence industry. Our specialist team has consulted on a number of key defence projects, particularly in South Australia. We are proud to help companies respond to major defence requests for tender, and advise on multi-million-dollar property and corporate acquisition deals within the defence sector.

Administrative Law

Commissions & Inquiries

Corporate & Commercial


Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Property & Development

Regulatory Compliance & Investigations


Employment & Labour