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Administrative law

Administrative law governs the intersection between government and its individual and corporate citizens. AGS will only ever act for government. We will never be conflicted between the interests of our client and the best interests of government. This is especially important in matters of extreme sensitivity that carry significant risk.

AGS brings a unique combination of public law expertise combined with a deep contextual knowledge of our clients and the nuanced frameworks within which they operate. AGS advises government agencies across the full spectrum of government administrative decision-making.

Our national team with over 60 legal advisers has an unparalleled understanding of how laws and government decisions are made. We appear in all courts and tribunals in all jurisdictions. We can provide seamless advice, where necessary, on all constitutional, international and national security law, as well as statutory interpretation.

We know that defensible decision-making is critically important to our clients and have a deep understanding of the relevant public law principles. We understand your decisions may be high-profile, attract media attention and have political sensitivities. Our advice will always take into account your policy and political imperatives.

We understand the operating environment of government agencies and the requirements they must meet. Many of our people have extensive experience working in-house at those agencies. We bring a broad strategic understanding of all stakeholders in government ensuring our advice is consistent, defensible and practical.

The way we draft our advice, it can be briefed succinctly to non-legal personnel. We know how agencies are structured, we know the reporting lines and we will always be mindful of the ultimate recipients of our advice.