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Crown liability

AGS has acted in a large number of claims for compensation under the Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA) scheme. We have advised various agencies on the circumstances in which act-of-grace payments may be made under s 33 of the PGPA Act, including the interaction between act of grace and ex gratia payments.

Our experience includes providing a team of outposted lawyers to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to assist in resolving claims against the ATO under the CDDA scheme. The claims covered a range of technical areas, from the administration of audits through to workers’ compensation and employment law. A highlight was the mediation of a $7 million claim against the ATO.


  Marianne Peterswald Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7260
  Christopher Behrens Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7543
  Damian Page Deputy General Counsel 02 6253 7053
  Leo Hardiman Deputy General Counsel 02 6253 7074
  Guy Aitken QC Chief General Counsel 02 6253 7084
  Thy Huynh Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7420
  Zita Rowling Special Counsel Dispute Resolution 02 6253 7426