Australian Government Solicitor


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'Generally prompt and cooperative service. Every effort made to understand the client's needs and issues.' CLIENT SURVEY 2011

‘I consider AGS to provide the highest quality and best value legal service to the Department.’ – CLIENT REFERENCE 2012


Our compensation team has many years of experience in administrative and common law matters both in private practice and government.

Since the inception of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act), AGS has had carriage of more than 6,000 Administrative Appeal Tribunal applications. We identify potential financial exposure and provide strategic advice on claim management – through to managing all aspects of any litigation – while keeping in mind the broader objectives of returning an employee to work.

Through many years of acting in matters that have often involved complex medical issues, we have developed considerable medical technical knowledge. Our national team has relationships with respected medical specialists and we use this expertise, particularly as it relates to claims pursuant to the SRC Act, enabling us to provide efficient and cost-effective advice.

  Thena Kyprianou Fiona Dempsey  
  Kim Bennett
Special Counsel Dispute Resolution
T 02 6253 7404
Fiona Dempsey
A/g Senior Executive Lawyer
T 07 3360 5737

  Bradley Dean Senior Lawyer 02 9581 7521
  Michael La Vista Senior Lawyer 08 8205 4218