Clayton Utz on expansion drive

The expansion drive in the firm's Government Services Group is part of it's strategy to bring in more outsourced government legal work.

The firm has already brought in former immigration secretary Chris Conybeare and former government lawyers Paul Armarego, Wal Jurkiewicz and John Carroll.

Further appointments are understood to be announced soon.

National chairman Brian Wilson says the Government Services Group was originally established to become a leading provider of legal services to the Australian Government