Public law seminar series with Tim Begbie: Public interest

Public law seminar series with Tim Begbie: Public interest

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Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law, Building 7, Room 7.4.1.

6 Fellows Road

Acton, ACT 2601


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This in-person seminar will examine how public interest immunity operates.

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How does public interest immunity operate to protect the public interest in secret government information?

Join Mr Tim Begbie QC as he examines the tension between a litigant or an accused person having access to information that may be important to their case, and the public interest in keeping that information secret.

This seminar is the second instalment in our four-part event series co-hosted by the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) and ANU College of Law.

Public law seminar series with Tim Begbie

The ANU College of Law has partnered with Tim Begbie QC, Senior General Counsel at AGS, to deliver a four-part seminar series covering public law topics and cases that are not otherwise addressed in the curriculum.

Mr Begbie will speak about cases he has appeared in to give students and staff a window into the actual case and courtroom dynamics, not merely a lecture on legal principles. These seminars are designed to instigate discussion and questions from students and staff.

This seminar series will look at fundamental public law principles that operate to protect the integrity and functioning of the central actors in the public law world.

Speaker: Tim Begbie QC

Tim Begbie QC is a leader of the AGS in-house counsel practice, where he appears in significant and complex public law cases for the Government. He has argued many leading and precedent-setting cases in relation to regulation, law enforcement, national security, privileges and a wide array of other public law issues. He appears as lead counsel at trial and appellate levels and has appeared with the Solicitors-General in numerous significant cases.

Australian Government Solicitor

AGS is the Australian Government’s central legal service. As a group in the Attorney-General’s Department, AGS is a centre of excellence and expertise in areas of law of importance to the Commonwealth. We manage high-profile, complex, systemic and precedential issues for Commonwealth clients.

Please note: This event is open to ANU Law students and staff only.

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