The firm has extensive specialist expertise in Public Law having represented local authorities since 1918. Local Government deals with the people living and working in the area of which it has authority. While this is primarily a service, the authority has to work within the framework of the Laws of the Land and the region under its jurisdiction and apply its own Regulations. This requires constant access to Legal Advisors to assist in interpretation, application and imposition of the Law as well as administrative action.
The firm has expertise in the specialised field of land use management and enforcement of property rights and has represented local authorities and corporations and individuals in matters of this nature. The firm has a fund of knowledge which has been gained over time and has a unique understanding of the legislative framework relating to Land Use Management and the enforcement of property rights and has been involved in representing clients through all of the Courts, including the Constitutional Court in this important aspect of the Law which is becoming ever more important.
Relationships built over many years, a thorough understanding of the Local Government system and the accumulated knowledge and records of ten decades of working with Local Government are unusual qualities for a Law firm to possess coupled with its philosophy of being readily accessible to its clients and adding value to the service wherever it can. Moodie & Robertson is available to provide a wide range of services to Local Government at all levels and corporate entities and institutions, including:
- Litigation (including review proceedings)
- By-law drafting
- Debt collection
- Employment law
- Tenders – preparation, adjudication and disputes
- Access to information
- Land use management – enforcement of property rights
- Building control – outdoor signage