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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
T 02 6253 7424

Jenny Anderson

Jenny Anderson
National Manager
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