Office of General Counsel

AGS's Office of General Counsel (OGC) specialises in the provision of legal advice and assistance to the Commonwealth spanning the spectrum of the Commonwealth's activities across all portfolios. OGC's team of over 75 lawyers (including a large number of outposted lawyers) has specialist expertise in constitutional and public law, statutory interpretation and the development, implementation and administration of legislation and the team includes Australia's leading specialists on constitutional law, public international law and national security law. As well as providing constitutional advice, OGC specialises in acting for the Commonwealth in constitutional litigation and coordinating the conduct of other cases involving constitutional issues.

Please note: All new requests for advice should be directed to both Leo Hardiman and Darryl Everett.

 

Professional Leaders

Guy Aitken QC
Chief General Counsel
Leo Hardiman
National Leader OGC and Deputy Chief General Counsel
Damian Page
Deputy Chief General Counsel
Andrew Buckland
Deputy Chief Solicitor (Constitutional Litigation)

National Leader and Manager

Leo Hardiman
National Leader OGC and Deputy Chief General Counsel
Darryl Wookey
National Manager Office of General Counsel

Team Leaders

Andrew Buckland
Deputy Chief Solicitor (Constitutional Litigation)
Genevieve Ebbeck
Senior General Counsel
Bridget Gilmour-Walsh
Senior General Counsel
Sacha moran
Senior General Counsel