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KelledyJones Lawyers

KelledyJones Lawyers
Different for Good Reason

KelledyJones is unique in South Australia. We provide dedicated legal, strategic and business support exclusively to South Australian councils, public authorities and not-for profits.

Our people, our passion and our practical advice set us apart. Our specialist lawyers deliver the depth and knowledge of a large firm, with the efficiency and responsiveness of a smaller firm.

We’ve set out in our Undertaking that we will not act against or contrary to the interests of any council.

Explore our website to find out what makes us leaders in our field. Or call and speak with us directly. We’re a friendly bunch, and we’re here to help.

Upcoming Workshops and Seminars:

Hoarders, junkyards, unsightly and derelict properties – get in fast!

Non-compliance with ‘clean up’ notices and orders – where to next?

Please join us for Part 2 or our series on hoarders, junkyards, unsightly and derelict properties which focusses upon council clean-ups – when they can and should be progressed, how to mitigate risks and to ensure that the council is not out-of-pocket.

Due to popular demand, we have added another session.  Our first session was sold out; we invite you to register for the remaining sessions quickly to avoid disappointment.

Our remaining seminars will occur on Friday 10 May 2019 at Hewett Centre, 28 Kingfisher Drive, Hewett and on Monday 17 June 2019 at Mitcham Memorial Library, 154 Belair Road, Hawthorn.

Further details are in our flyer.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018

Upon commencement, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (‘the Act’) will repeal the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

Under the new framework, the ‘relevant authority’ for receipt of disclosures will include elected members, council employees and CEO’s, who will be required to provide the Office for Public Integrity with information in accordance with the Reporting Directions & Public Interest   Disclosure Guidelines (‘Guidelines’) prepared by the ICAC.

Consultation on the draft Guidelines closes at 5.00pm on Friday 5 April 2019, and it is likely a commencement date for the Act is imminent.

Is your council ready for these changes?

Click here to learn more about training sessions and assistance with the preparation of a draft Procedure.

Practical Training: Council Member Post Election Essentials 2018/2019

Don’t do too much too soon”, is the message we are hearing over and over from councils about the mandatory training.  Accordingly, KelledyJones Lawyers, together with UHY Haines Norton and Leader’s Coach, have developed an incremental training methodology that provides council members, whether returned or new, with the essential knowledge to commence their 4 – year terms of office.

  • Click here for more information on the training delivered by KelledyJones.
  • Click here for more information on the training delivered by UHY Haines Norton and Leader’s Coach.

WH&S Mock Trial & Contractor Awareness Seminar

KelledyJones Lawyers present a fun , interactive session for Council contractors to gain awareness of their obligations, centered on the drama played out in a WH&S prosecution.

The seminar will run for 2.5 hours  and will include a mock trial and role play of a workplace prosecution in a court environment.

Report Writing Workshops

KelledyJones Lawyers are pleased to offer a Report Writing Workshop for Administrative staff at all levels, incorporating the application of the confidentiality provisions under sections 90 and 91 of the Local Government Act 1999.

The workshop will run for 3 hours (with a short break) and will include practical exercises regarding report writing and drafting confidentiality orders. The workshop will provide attendees with a clear understanding of the principles of good decision making and the importance of good report writing.