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‘I have also used the AGS in commercial transactions, and … have found the AGS lawyers to be commercially minded, knowledgeable about business imperatives and practical in their advice.’ CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

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Linda RichardsonEasing the risk burden on government suppliers – a practical guide to risk:Hear Linda Richardson, National Practice Leader Commercial. + transcript


Commercial disputes, insurance law, debt litigation

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Legal briefing 93 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting (19 August 2011) 


Fact sheet 5 Negotiating indemnities in leases (updated April 2012)



AGS has a network of lawyers with significant experience in insurance and risk management, including the interpretation and application of commercial insurance policies.

We advise clients on risk allocation requirements for contracts, and the interaction of commercial insurance arrangements on their transactions. We use our litigation expertise daily, as we successfully pursue or defend claims involving commercial insurers (see Dispute Resolution for more details).

Many of our lawyers have substantial private-practice legal experience, acting for and against large Australian and international insurers and advising private business entities in relation to their insurance needs, recovery under insurance policies and litigation of insurance claims.

  Linda Richardson Cathy Reid Marianne Peterswald
  Linda Richardson PSM
Chief Counsel Commercial
T 02 6253 7207
Cathy Reid
Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial
T 03 9242 1203
Marianne Peterswald
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 02 6253 7260

  Kenneth Eagle National Manager Commercial 03 9242 1290
  Simon Konecny Deputy General Counsel Commercial 02 9581 7585
  Mark Molloy Senior General Counsel 02 6253 7421
  Guy Aitken QC Chief General Counsel 02 6253 7084