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In-house counsel service

We employ a comprehensive network of highly-skilled counsel, experienced at representing Commonwealth agencies in all courts and tribunals. Importantly, through our wealth of litigation experience, AGS has a deep understanding of the challenges which typically face the Commonwealth in the context of dispute resolution, including litigation.

AGS has a wide range of advocates to suit the demands of all types of litigation, ranging from Tom Howe QC, our renowned Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution, to senior general counsel and senior solicitor advocates.

Briefing our in-house advocates, rather than counsel from the private bar, will often give access to special knowledge or expertise in a particular area of law important to the Commonwealth and to counsel who have spent their careers developing close working relationships with key Commonwealth agencies.

Our in-house counsel can, in appropriate matters, be briefed by solicitors from an agency or another law firm, enabling the experience and skill of our advocates to be used, irrespective of AGS’s involvement in a matter as solicitor.

For more information contact the relevant area of law or these contacts.

  Tom Howe PSM QC Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution 02 6253 7415
  Tim Begbie Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7521
  Andrew Berger Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7405
  Peter Macliver Senior General Counsel 08 9268 1100
  Andras Markus Special Counsel Dispute Resolution 02 9581 7472
  Peter Melican Senior Executive Lawyer 02 9581 7404
  Irene Sekler Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7155
  Dale Watson Special Counsel Dispute Resolution 02 9581 7660
  Sarah Wright Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7630