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Public sector

Public sector agencies face unique challenges: they are expected to engage in commercial activities while fulfilling their public sector obligations. Kensington Swan brings a practical approach to meeting those challenges.

We understand the complexities of public sector contracts and procurement, combining our understanding of the government sector with our vast commercial experience to deliver effective results.

Our expertise in both public sector law and commercial law ensures our clients have immediate access to advice that reflects best practice.

Recent experience


State Services Commission (SSC)

We advised SSC on the transfer of assets, business, and people, when they established a public sector industry training organisation, Learning State Limited, into a stand-alone entity. Our advice assisted SSC and Learning State to effectively manage the transition, minimising risk and managing the Commission’s public law obligations.

Maori Trustee

We advised the Maori Trustee on its governance transition to being a Schedule 4 organisation under the Public Finance Act 1989. Our advice assisted the Trustee during a complex and often difficult transitional period.

New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)

We advised NZTA on legal aspects of its new procurement manual for professional services and physical works. Our team assisted NZTA to ensure that the processes in the new procurement manual reflected public procurement best practice.

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