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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:

KelledyJones Lawyers and Development Answers – Planning Reform Seminar Series – Part 5 – How to navigate the new system

Transitioning to the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016 will be a considerable task for councils – not only will planning assessments change, but so will procedural steps and record management requirements for development applications, building assessments and building safety mechanisms, governance arrangements, Assessment Panel operations, enforcement and compliance and infrastructure contributions.

Now is the time to plan ahead so that your council is well-prepared for the task at hand!

KelledyJones Lawyers and Development Answers have, once again, partnered to provide a training package for councils which is intended to ensure that councils are fully prepared for the transition to the new Act. Each session is designed to ensure that attendees leave with a sophisticated knowledge of the Act and Regulations, how they will operate and what must be done in readiness for the commencement of the new Act. Our combined knowledge means that the legal, practical and organisational aspects of the new Act and Regulations are covered.

Please see our flyer for details as to content and pricing. We emphasise that these sessions will be tailored to meet your council’s specific needs and can be booked on dates, at times and locations convenient to your council.

Sessions are booking fast; make sure you book your sessions well in advance to ensure that your council or group of councils is ready for the transition to the new Act.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018

The Government has now announced the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 will come into operation on 1 July 2019. Upon commencement it will repeal the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

Given the importance of these amendments to the public integrity framework, it is critical that councils give early consideration to the implementation of this regime, and to understand its operation in the wider context of the duties and requirements for public officers and public authorities.

Is your council ready for these changes?

Given demand, KelledyJones Lawyers has opened a further training session to be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 from 10:00am – 11:30am.

Click here to book a training session 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.

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.