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Public Law

At Johnston Lawrence, we know how central and local government works. But, more importantly, we know how to make governmental processes work for you. Using that knowledge, we can help minimise the red tape.

A dialogue with central government and its agencies is best achieved by representation in Wellington. We can handle this for you in an informed and firm but discreet manner, which is often the best way to approach busy officials and politicians.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising government entities on procurement and other contractual arrangements
  • Advising on process of enacting legislation and other parliamentary processes
  • Advising public entities on commercial and other matters
  • By-Law drafting
  • Drafting submissions and providing input to the consultation process
  • Leasing and hirage of council owned event facilities
  • Legal advice on Reserves Act 1977 and classification management and use of Parks and Reserves
  • Lobbying
  • Local Government Act 1974 and 2002 advisory
  • Local Government consultation and decision making obligations
  • Local Government governance and meeting procedures
  • Occupational education, licensing and regulation
  • Official Information Act requests
  • Statutory and regulatory drafting
  • Structure and management of council controlled organisations.