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Crown liability  

'AGS Solve problems rather than contributing to them.' CLIENT SURVEY 2011

‘My experience working with AGS has been entirely positive, which is remarkable given the extent of that work over many years.’ – CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

Crown liability

AGS has acted in a large number of claims for compensation under the Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA) scheme. We have advised various agencies on the circumstances in which act-of-grace payments may be made under s 33 of the PGPA Act, including the interaction between act of grace and ex gratia payments.

Our experience includes providing a team of outposted lawyers to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to assist in resolving claims against the ATO under the CDDA scheme. The claims covered a range of technical areas, from the administration of audits through to workers’ compensation and employment law. A highlight was the mediation of a $7 million claim against the ATO.

  Marianne Peterswald Chris Behrens Damian Page
  Marianne Peterswald
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 02 6253 7260
Christopher Behrens
Senior Executive Lawyer
T 02 6253 7543
Damian Page
Senior General Counsel
T 02 6253 7053

  Leo Hardiman Deputy General Counsel 02 6253 7074
  Guy Aitken QC Deputy General Counsel 02 6253 7084
  Thy Huynh Senior Executive Lawyer 02 6253 7420
  Zita Rowling Special Counsel Dispute Resolution 02 6253 7426