HWL Ebsworth Appointed to all Legal Services Panels for the Australian Government

16 July 2020

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers’ (HWL Ebsworth) recent appointment to the Australian Taxation Office’s Tax Technical Panel marks our successful appointment to every legal services panel arrangement held by the Australian Government. In doing so, HWL Ebsworth becomes the only law firm in Australia selected for all legal services panels for the Commonwealth. This includes: the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel; the Whole of Australian Government Legal Support Services Panel; the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Australian Energy Regulator (AER) Competition and Consumer Law Panel; and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Tax Technical Law Panel.

HWL Ebsworth is honoured by these appointments, and takes great pride in being able to service the Australian Government and in turn, the Australian public, in all areas of law.

In June 2019, HWL Ebsworth was appointed to the ACCC and AER Competition and Consumer Law Panel (SON3607590). Led by partners Richard Westmoreland and Peter Campbell, HWL Ebsworth was appointed alongside six other legal providers.

In August 2019, HWL Ebsworth was appointed to the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services and Legal Support Services Panels (SON3622041). Led by partners Michael Palfrey and George Marques, HWL Ebsworth became one of only two law firms in Australia who were selected as legal services providers for every practice area under all five areas of law under the Panel: Public Law; Corporate and Commercial; Property and Environment; Workplace, Industrial Relations and Compensation; and Litigation Specialisation.

Finally, in June 2020, HWL Ebsworth was successfully appointed to the ATO Tax Technical Panel (SON3696212) as a preferred provider on the primary provider list alongside one other law firm. Led by partners Shaun Cartoon and Yan Li Wang, this appointment confirms our selection to every current legal services panel for the Commonwealth, and solidifies HWL Ebsworth’s position as one of the Australian Government’s leading and trusted legal advisors.

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by The Australian and the Australian Financial Review.

The firm comprises 1,381 staff including: 269 Partners, 778 other legal staff and 334 support staff across offices in nine locations – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

HWL Ebsworth is an independent, nationally integrated, full service commercial law firm, providing tailored and commercially oriented legal services.

HWL Ebsworth operates a different business model to the other leading national law practices, and this allows us to offer unrivalled value for money without compromising quality and service. Our low ratio of solicitors to partners ensures that our clients receive optimal access to partner resources for all matters.

For more information contact LSP@hwle.com.au.

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