Designated suppliers may provide services in one or more categories of entitlement/service area. Panel suppliers are listed in the Queensland Contracts Directory. To maximize opportunities for regional businesses and ensure flexibility, departments can deploy regional law firms outside the panel without requesting an exemption for work done in a region for matters up to $15,000. The statewide Board consists of over 14 specialist legal practitioners operating across Australia in a wide range of service expertise. In July 2018, WorkCover appointed 10 law firms to its legal services panel to provide expert legal advice and good results on common law claims. WorkCover Queensland works with a range of legal service providers to deliver high-quality, client-centric results for Queenslanders. The portal was created by the Department of the Attorney General (AGD) to provide Commonwealth authorities with access to the legal services of the entire Australian Government Legal Services Unit (the Unit) or the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS). Redlich Holding is appointed to the Queensland Whole of Government Legal Services Panel in the following 9 categories of legal services: Information and resources to assist members of the legal profession in their interactions with clients, members of the public and the Commission des services juridiques. Queensland Government departments must use either the panel or the Crown Act for all requirements relating to external legal services provided by lawyers, subject to limited exceptions. Redlich Holding appreciates the long-term goals set out in the Queensland Government`s Unite and Recover plan. We are committed to providing pragmatic, commercial and tailored legal services and advice in key areas such as health, education, infrastructure, regional growth and the environment that help the Queensland Government achieve these goals.
The Expert Group was established as a coordinated procurement in the context of competitive value for money based on an open market approach. The panel is managed by AGD and was created on August 15, 2019. The panel aims to make better use of the Commonwealth`s purchasing power and improve the effectiveness of the Commonwealth`s cooperation with external legal service providers. Suppliers must sign and meet the center`s national pro bono target of 35 hours of pro bono legal advice per attorney per year. This does not apply to small businesses. Participating agencies can also directly access AGS legal services and do not have to use the panel`s flexibility framework or request an exemption from the use of the panel. Linked works cannot be purchased via the portal, please contact AGS or the corresponding linked supplier directly. Redlich Holding is a trusted legal advisor to more than 65 local governments. Queensland Government departments currently spend over $30 million annually on external legal services provided by lawyers. The Queensland government spends at least as much on other government agencies and bodies. Only eligible clients may purchase legal services under the panel agreement.
Eligible clients include: Providers are required to report annually on the number of hours of pro bono legal work performed by counsel within the provider`s organization (as reported to the Centre as part of the national pro bono objective). A centrally coordinated panel manager manages performance and monitors and reports on panel layout to drive continuous improvement. The Director of the Unit is the Director of the Legal Services Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney-General. For more details on using the panel, see the Legal Services Panel Buyer`s Guide, available to clients on QCD. Unlike departments, entities that opt for the commission`s arrangement do not have to use the list exclusively. Departments and other entities that choose to do so must designate a Supplier Relations Manager as the primary point of contact for the committee.