Sound Counsel

Welcome to Sound Counsel, a hub of information for the exclusive use of those working in local government in Victoria.

With more than 130 years experience in the sector, our lawyers have a special relationship with our local government clients. That is why we’ve developed this website. Here you will find helpful legal insights, checklists and other useful information that we have prepared to make your life a little easier.

Whether it’s an answer to a frequently asked question, links to key guidelines and legislation, or just a contact number, you will find it here. We will continue to update and add information so it’s always relevant to the issues you are facing. We welcome your suggestions and feedback.

- Maddocks Victorian Local Government Team

Need a question answered?

The FAQs page provides answers to the questions we are most frequently asked by our local government clients. If you have an important question that has not been answered, please contact us.

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Find guidelines and legislation fast

Local government is regulated by a long list of laws and rules which are constantly being revised and amended. To access the latest version of these documents, head to ‘Guidelines & Legislation’.

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Checklists for better outcomes

Briefing a lawyer can be daunting if it’s not something you do regularly. Head to ‘Checklists’ for downloadable documents to help you brief your lawyer more efficiently and effectively.

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Our Local Government team is here to help

Maddocks has more than 50 lawyers experienced in a wide range of areas relevant to Victorian local government. To find out more about our specialist teams, head to ‘Our People’.

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