Cain Sibley

Clayton Utz
Partner Canberra

Cain is a leading public law and litigation lawyer and a trusted adviser to governments. He is known for his calm and considered approach to litigation, and brings his knowledge both of government and litigation when advising clients on making difficult or contentious administrative decisions.

Cain is the National Practice Group Leader of the Public Sector team.

Notable Work
  • Judicial review: acted in a large number of proceedings in the Federal Court for a range of government clients.
  • Legislation: advised clients on decisions and processes under legislation.
  • Reviews: delivered major strategic reviews and assessments for governments. He has worked on several high-profile reviews and reports for governments.
  • Privacy: conducted privacy impact assessments on major projects. Cain has supported his clients in service delivery reform and ICT project implementation through robust and pragmatic privacy impact assessments.
  • Merits review: conducts merits review matters in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in matters spanning everything from food, to the importation of CITES species to open cut coal mines.
  • Data breaches: acted for several private and public sector clients in relation to data breaches, including cyber-attacks. Cain’s role has included providing advice on breach containment and notification obligations.
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