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Tom Howe Public Service Medal  

Tom Howe PSM QC

Tom Howe QC’s distinguished service to public law and Commonwealth litigation was recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Tom was awarded a Public Service Medal for ‘outstanding public service through Commonwealth litigation’.

Tom has been Chief Counsel of AGS Dispute Resolution since 2002. The award citation stated that Tom ‘provides the highest level of guidance to the Government and its lawyers on significant and sensitive Commonwealth litigation’.

‘He has delivered in-house counsel services for over 20 years, leading to more than 170 published decisions of courts and tribunals. Many of these have been precedent-setting cases, spanning various legal disciplines.’

‘His analysis and arguments are consistently accepted and adopted by the judiciary.’

‘Mr Howe has shaped substantial areas of public law and practice in areas as diverse as national security, employment law, administrative law and parliamentary privilege.’