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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 both Leo Hardiman and Darryl Everett.

KEY CONTACTS

Professional leaders

Guy Aitken

Guy Aitken QC
Chief General Counsel
T 02 6253 7084

Leo Hardiman

Leo Hardiman
Deputy Chief General Counsel
T 02 6253 7074

Damien Page

Damian Page
Deputy Chief General Counsel
T 02 6253 7053

Andrew Buckland

Andrew Buckland
Deputy Chief Solicitor (Constitutional Litigation)
T 02 6253 7024

National Leader and Manager

Leo Hardiman

Leo Hardiman
National Leader
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

Sacha moran

Sacha Moran
Energy, Environment and Regulation
T 02 6253 7403