Local Government Law

EMA Legal provides advice and representation to local government. Councils appreciate our pragmatic, practical approach. We understand the commercial and regulatory challenges faced by local governments, and appreciate council’s fiscal imperatives, so deliver cost effective, high quality legal services.

We provide the following services for local government:

  • Advice and representation in all areas of employment, industrial and workplace health and safety law
  • Employment and lawful termination of executive employees
  • Governance advice of elected member bodies
  • Investigations following alleged breaches of codes of conduct for the independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act
  • Regulatory advice
  • Litigation representative and dispute resolution
  • Training as to legal obligations for elected members and the Administration
Key Contact: Kaye Smith