Flaherty, Lottie

Senior Executive Lawyer

Lottie joined AGS in December 2014 from private practice, where she was a Senior Associate at 2 major law firms. She has over 15 years of experience advising Commonwealth clients on sensitive and complex procurement and grant processes.

She worked closely with the project teams within the Department of Defence on the $50 billion SEA1000 Future Submarine Program and $35 billion SEA5000 Future Frigates Program Competitive Evaluation Processes. She also advised Employment on the $6 billion national employment services purchasing activities, and has advised Human Services (now Services Australia) on a number of procurement processes, including cooperative procurements.

Lottie has developed strong and trusted working relationships with Commonwealth clients and has a reputation for providing responsive and practical advice. She also regularly presents to Commonwealth clients, including having presented on procurement tips and tricks, contract management, contract termination, contract variations, probity in procurement processes, tender evaluation, and legal risks in procurement. 

Relevant experience

Lottie’s recent work includes:

  • advising the Department of Defence on a range of multi-billion dollar complex capability acquisition procurement processes
  • advising the Defence Innovation Hub, which invites proposals from companies and academic and research organisations developing innovative technologies that have a Defence application
  • advising Environment and Energy on the management of conflicts of interest and other probity issues for regulatory activities, grant processes and the administration of grant agreements
  • advising DFAT on a range of security related and other procurements, including guarding services for overseas posts and language training services for its Diplomatic Academy.


Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science, Australian National University, 2004


AGS Australia Day Achievement Award for the strong and important relationships she has built with the Department of Defence through her commitment to providing exceptional assistance on some of its most complex projects, 2018