Dispute Resolution

AGS is the government specialist in resolving and managing disputes – through alternative dispute resolution (including mediation, arbitration and conciliation) and litigation. We act in all types of matters – from small claims and disputes, to the largest and most sensitive litigation matters in which the Commonwealth is involved.

A substantial practice with over 250 lawyers, AGS Dispute Resolution lawyers are experienced in all Australian courts and tribunals including the High Court, the Federal Court, Supreme Courts of all Australian States and Territories and the Federal Circuit Court. We provide a comprehensive range of dispute resolution services including strategic review and legal analysis, assessment of dispute resolution options, gathering and analysing facts and evidence including working with medical and expert witnesses, preparing court documents and case management plans, addressing interlocutory matters, court appearances, selection, briefing and management of counsel, and representing clients in settlement conferences and mediations.

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Howe PSM QC, Tom

Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution

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Daley PSM, Simon

Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution

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Vermeesch, Paul

Deputy Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution

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Leslie, Catherine

Special Counsel Tax Litigation

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Markus, Andras

Special Counsel Dispute Resolution

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Owbridge PSM, Glenn

Special Counsel Competition and Consumer law

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Watson, Dale

Special Counsel Dispute Resolution

Begbie, Tim

Senior General Counsel

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Berger, Andrew

Senior General Counsel Dispute Resolution

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Macliver, Peter

Director AGS Perth and Senior General Counsel Dispute Resolution

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Blunn, Matthew

National Leader Dispute Resolution

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Nelson, Nerida

National Manager Dispute Resolution and Director AGS Adelaide

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McBride, Emily

National Manager Dispute Resolution

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Close, Katrina

Director AGS Melbourne

Civil regulation
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Arduca, Elena

Senior Executive Lawyer

Information law
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Davidson, Justin

Senior Executive Lawyer

In-house counsel
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Giugni, Tony

Senior Executive Lawyer

Administrative law
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Lye, Jane

Director AGS Brisbane and Senior Executive Lawyer

Tax
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Nance, Emily

Senior Executive Lawyer

Administrative law
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Alexander, Kristy

Senior Executive Lawyer

Law enforcement
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Huynh, Thy

Senior Executive Lawyer

Civil claims
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Gill, Emma

Senior Executive Lawyer

Civil claims
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Dempsey, Fiona

Senior Executive Lawyer

Employment and compensation
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Griffin, Brooke

Senior Executive Lawyer

Administrative Law