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Why use AGS?

AGS is the Australian Government’s central legal service and part of the Attorney-General’s Department. It is a centre of excellence and expertise in areas of law of importance to the Commonwealth and in managing complex, systemic and precedential issues for the Commonwealth.

AGS has offices in every capital city and a complement of approximately 350 lawyers who practise principally in the areas of public law, dispute resolution and law enforcement, and commercial law.

Like you, we are part of government, set up to act in the national interest by providing legal services to the Commonwealth and, in particular, to the First Law Officer.

AGS is dedicated to the public interest.

AGS brings a unique whole-of-government approach to all we do.

AGS works in collaboration with our Commonwealth legal colleagues.

AGS is the custodian of the Commonwealth’s legal memory.

AGS does not act against the Commonwealth.

We have limited conflicts of interests with our clients.

AGS is in the best position to help you to manage and transfer risk.

These advantages and our established relationships give you the best overall value legal services.