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AGS 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 more than 170 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.

KEY CONTACTS

Professional leaders

Tom Howe QC

Tom Howe PSM QC
Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution
T 02 6253 7415

Simon Daley

Simon Daley PSM
Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
T 02 9581 7490

Paul Vermeesch

Paul Vermeesch
Deputy Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
T 02 6253 7428

Catherine Leslie

Catherine Leslie
Special Counsel Tax Disputes
T 02 9581 7481

Matthew Walsh

Matthew Walsh
Special Counsel Tax Disputes
T 02 9581 7517

Andras Markus

Andras Markus
Special Counsel Dispute Resolution
T 02 9581 7472

Glenn Owbridge

Glenn Owbridge PSM
Special Counsel Competition and Consumer Law
T 07 3360 5654

Dale Watson

Dale Watson
Special Counsel Dispute Resolution
T 02 9581 7660

Tim Begbie
Senior General Counsel
T 02 6253 7521

Andrew Berger
Senior General Counsel
T 02 6253 7405

Peter Macliver

Peter Macliver
Senior General Counsel
T 08 9268 1100

National Leader and Manager

Matthew Blunn

Matthew Blunn
National Leader
T 02 6253 7424

Nerida Nelson

Nerida Nelson
National Manager
T 08 8205 4230

Emily McBride

Emily McBride
National Manager
T 02 6253 7252

Team leaders

Katrina Close

Katrina Close
Civil regulation
T 07 3360 5784

Justin Hyland

Justin Hyland
Information law
T 02 6253 7417

Justin Davidson

Justin Davidson
In-house counsel
T 02 6253 7240

Tony Giugni

Tony Giugni
Administrative law
T 02 6253 7397

Jane Lye

Jane Lye
Tax
T 07 3360 5736

Emily Nance

Emily Nance
Administrative law
T 03 9242 1316

Kristy Alexander

Kristy Alexander
Law enforcement
T 02 9581 7640

Louise Rafferty

Louise Rafferty
Civil claims
T 02 6253 7005

Fiona Dempsey

Fiona Dempsey
Employment and compensation
T 07 3360 5737