Hyland, Justin

Senior Executive Lawyer

Justin is a leading administrative law specialist and Commonwealth information law expert. He regularly represents agencies in court and Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT) proceedings and advises on information law issues, including freedom of information, privacy, records management and secrecy.

He is a highly-skilled negotiator, and is regularly involved in cross-agency coordination of sensitive legal issues. Justin has successfully represented the National Archives of Australia and other agencies in the AAT and Federal Court proceedings challenging exemption claims made on the basis that disclosure would damage the defence, security or international relations of the Commonwealth. He also has experience working as General Counsel in Commonwealth agencies.

Justin is an accredited trainer, with many years of experience designing and presenting legal seminars to a wide variety of audiences in Australia and the Pacific region. He regularly presents at AGS legal forums, as well as running client training sessions and AGS’s quarterly FOI Practitioners Forums.

Qualifications

Train the Trainer, Australian Institute of Management, 2002

Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University, 1993

Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University, 1990

Areas of law

Public law

  • Administrative law
  • Freedom of information, privacy and public interest disclosure
  • Dispute resolution and litigation [2]
  • Leading Commonwealth information law expert
  • Accredited trainer specialising in FOI and privacy