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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

Damien O’Donovan
Damien O'Donovan

Senior General Counsel

T 02 6253 7116

National Leader and Managers

Matthew Blunn
Matthew Blunn

National Leader

AGS Dispute Resolution

T 02 6253 7424

Jenny Anderson
Jenny Anderson

National Leader

T 02 6253 7424

Nerida Nelson
Nerida Nelson

National Manager

T 08 8205 4230

Team leaders

Katrina Close
Katrina Close

Civil regulation

T 07 3360 5784

Justin Hyland
Justin Hyland

General administrative law

T 02 6253 7417

Justin Davidson
Justin Davidson

Law enforcement

T 02 6253 7240

Craig Rawson
Craig Rawson

Employment and compensation

T 03 9242 1248

Jane Lye
Jane Lye

Tax

T 07 3360 5736

Emily Nance
Emily Nance

General administrative law

T 03 9242 1316

Chris Behrens
Chris Behrens

Civil claims

T 02 6253 7543

Louise Rafferty
Louise Rafferty

Civil claims

T 02 6253 7005

Fiona Dempsey
Fiona Dempsey

Employment and compensation

T 07 3360 5737