Daley PSM, Simon

Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution

As Chief Solicitor, AGS Dispute Resolution, and with 30 years in government practice, Simon has extensive knowledge of the unique requirements of litigating and resolving disputes for Commonwealth clients. He has practised in all areas of public law, with a particular focus on regulation, law enforcement, revenue and the conduct of inquiries.

He has led many teams handling large and complex matters. He regularly acts for Commonwealth agencies in privilege claims and the protection of government information, particularly in law enforcement and investigatory contexts. He recently led the legal team which assisted the Financial Services Royal Commission and he led the legal team which assisted the HIH Royal Commission, and a team of lawyers who worked on international arbitration and World Trade Organization issues in the Tobacco Plain Packaging litigation.

Simon was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours 2013 for his outstanding public service to the Commonwealth through leadership of AGS’s national Dispute Resolution practice and for ‘outstanding service to the Australian community through contribution to the development of the law and legal practice in Australia’. He was named Australian Corporate Lawyers Association Government Lawyer of the Year in 2003. Simon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney 1982

Areas of law

Litigation specialisation

  • Public law
  • Complex, large or sensitive litigation
  • Inquiries and investigations