Australian Government Solicitor


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Royal commissions, inquiries  

'They have provided useful and high quality advice and representation ‐ their expertise is extremely high.' CLIENT SURVEY 2011

‘AGS also has the advantage of having an in-depth knowledge of the operations of the Commonwealth Government which cannot be duplicated in any private law firm and are thus able to take a whole-of-government approach to their advice, which is invaluable.’ – CLIENT REFERENCE 2012

Royal commissions, inquiries

AGS has extensive experience in royal commissions, inquiries and inquests. Accordingly, we bring an impressive corporate memory to bear on the management of any new matter. We advise on appointments to conduct commissions, inquiries and inquests, the scope of powers that can be exercised and challenges to the exercise of powers including decision-making functions.

Our lawyers can appear at all stages of inquests, and can advise on the scope of coroners’ powers, the enforceability of inquest summonses, the admissibility of evidence in inquests and the prospects of review or challenge to such proceedings.

  Tom Howe PSM QC Simon Daley Leo Hardiman
  Tom Howe PSM QC
Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution
T 02 6253 7415
Simon Daley PSM
Chief Solicitor Dispute Resolution
T 02 9581 7490
Leo Hardiman
Deputy General Counsel
T 02 6253 7074