Our lawyers share a deep commitment to ensuring Australia's public interest is protected and are keen to work with our government clients to support it.
Many of our lawyers have outstanding reputations in various aspects of Commonwealth law. Others have joined us after extensive experience in private practice, drawn by the unique aspects of law that government work provides. We also have a continuing intake of young lawyers committed to our goals and eager to develop their skills in the highly professional atmosphere of AGS.
All our people are required to adhere to the extremely high standards of conduct and integrity expected of lawyers acting for the government – and have a minimum baseline security clearance. Our ethical framework and our understanding and expertise in applying the model litigant policy provide clients with assurance that their matters will be handled in a way that will bear close scrutiny.
Who to contact
AGS has appointed Client Service Managers (CSMs) for all Commonwealth portfolios and many government agencies. CSMs are responsible for the management of the quality of our service and relationship with our clients.
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.
AGS Dispute Resolution
AGS is the government specialist in resolving and managing disputes – through alternative dispute resolution (including mediation, arbitration and conciliation) and litigation.