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Office of General Counsel

AGS’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) specialises in the provision of legal advice and assistance to the Commonwealth spanning the spectrum of the Commonwealth’s activities across all portfolios.  OGC’s team of over 75 lawyers (including a large number of outposted lawyers) has specialist expertise in constitutional and public law, statutory interpretation and the development, implementation and administration of legislation and the team includes Australia’s leading specialists on constitutional law, public international law and national security law. As well as providing constitutional advice, OGC specialises in acting for the Commonwealth in constitutional litigation and coordinating the conduct of other cases involving constitutional issues.

Please note: All new requests for advice should be directed to either Leo Hardiman (T 02 6253 7074) or Darryl Everett (T 02 6253 7408).

KEY CONTACTS

Professional leaders

Guy Aitken
Guy Aitken QC

Chief General Counsel

T 02 6253 7084

Leo Hardiman
Leo Hardiman

National Leader

Office of General Counsel

T 02 6253 7074

Damien Page
Damian Page

Deputy General Counsel

T 02 6253 7053

National Leader and Manager

Leo Hardiman
Leo Hardiman

National Leader

Office of General Counsel

T 02 6253 7074

Darryl Wookey
Darryl Everett

National Manager

T 02 6253 7408

Team leaders

Andrew Buckland
Andrew Buckland

Constitutional Litigation

T 02 6253 7024

Genevieve Ebbec k
Genevieve Ebbeck

People, Security and Information

T 02 6253 7053

Bridget Gilmour-Walsh
Bridget Gilmour-Walsh

Employment, Entitlements and Money

T 02 6253 7563

Kathryn Graham
Kathryn Graham

Energy, Environment and Regulation

T 02 6253 7167