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Off-Panel optional Annex 1
To be used when procuring legal services from providers that are not on the panel. These terms are optional, and ensure agencies comply with the Commonwealth Contracting Suite.
Attorney-General's Department – Legal services expenditure 2018-19
A statement of legal services expenditure by the Attorney-General’s Department for the financial year ended 30 June 2019.
Request for Quote for Legal Services template
A Request for Quote (RFQ) template can be used for the provision of Legal Service to an Agency, as detailed in clause 11 of the Head Agreement.
Order template for the provision of Legal Services
An Order Template for the provision of Legal Services to an Agency, as detailed in clause 11.3 of the Head Agreement.
Request for approval for exemption from the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel
This template is for seeking an exemption from using the Legal Services Panel under exceptional circumstances. It can be used for a particular matter or class of matters.
Head Agreement template varied September 2019
Panel Head Agreement template for agreements between the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Attorney-General’s Department and a legal services provider for the provision of legal services to the Australian Government.
Commonwealth Guidelines for Legal Financial Assistance 2012: Addendum for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
This addendum modifies the operation of the Commonwealth Guidelines for Financial Assistance 2012 with regard to applications for legal financial assistance in relation to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability.
Legal Services Panel Portal user instructions
This guide provides information for Commonwealth Agencies on how to use the Legal Services Panel (LSP) Portal.
Whole of Australian Government Legal Service Panel: Agency information session
Whole of Australian Government Legal Service Panel - Agency information session.
Whole of Australian Government Legal Service Panel: Legal Services Providers information session
Whole of Australian Government Legal Service Panel information and induction session - for Legal Services Providers.
Agency Profile Form
If you are a participating agency and you do not have a portal user account, please complete this form to use the Legal Services Panel Portal to search for the names and rates of legal services providers and AGS, for any practice area.
AGS Client Engagement Agreement
Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) client engagement agreement template.
Legal Services Panel areas of law and practice
Listing of the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel areas of law and practice.
Factsheet: Panel Fee
This document provides the framework used by AGD to determine the Panel Fee payable by participating Agencies.
Factsheet: Corporate Commonwealth Entities and Commonwealth Companies
Corporate Commonwealth entities and Commonwealth Companies are encouraged to opt-in to use the Panel. Use of the Panel will be mandatory for all non-corporate Commonwealth entities as defined in the Legal Services Directions 2017.
Deed of Participation (for Corporate Commonwealth Entities and Commonwealth Companies only)
This Deed is for Corporate Commonwealth entities or Commonwealth Companies that have elected to participate in / utilise the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel Arrangement.
Panel Guidance Material
The purpose of this Guidance Material is to provide information to Agencies and Legal Services Providers (LSPs) in relation to the operation of the Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel.
Framework for representing hardship arrangements in consumer credit reporting
On 2 August 2019, the Attorney-General announced legislative amendments to allow reporting of consumer financial hardship information. The amendments will indicate to credit providers those customers who have entered into financial hardship arrangement and enable people experiencing financial difficulty to demonstrate good credit reporting behaviour by complying with the hardship arrangement.