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Australian Government Solicitor

AGS is a group within the Attorney-General's Department, headed by the Australian Government Solicitor, Michael Kingston. AGS is the Australian Government’s central legal service and provides a full range of legal services to government, a role that it has fulfilled since Federation and its sole reason for existing.

AGS is one of Australia's largest national legal services providers. It has offices in every capital city and approximately 350 lawyers who cover some 40 different areas of law related to government.

As a practice, AGS is structured into three groups that work together on complex matters that require expertise across several areas of law:

The AGS website provides further information about the services that it provides and a list of contacts in its different offices.