Australian Institute of Administrative Law

SA Chapter Free Lunch Time Seminar - Principles of Statutory Interpretation

12 - 12 Nov


Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter)


Principles of statutory interpretation

  Tom Howe QC
Chief Counsel – Dispute Resolution,  Australian Government Solicitor

at the Australian Government Solicitor

Level 5, 101 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Monday, 12 November 2018

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Tom Howe QC’s distinguished service to public law and Commonwealth litigation has been recognised in each of two ways: first, by conferral of the distinctive honour of being appointed a Commonwealth Queens Counsel in 2007; secondly, by the award of a Public Service Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015 for ‘outstanding public service through Commonwealth litigation’.

The PSM award citation stated that Tom ‘provides the highest level of guidance to the Government and its lawyers on significant and sensitive Commonwealth litigation….[in] precedent-setting cases, spanning various legal disciplines….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.’

Tom has been Chief Counsel of AGS Dispute Resolution Practice since 2002. He specialises in appearance work before courts and tribunals, and advising the Commonwealth government, in sensitive and complex matters of high public importance. He regularly appears for security and law enforcement agencies of the Commonwealth in proceedings involving protection of sensitive information.


Paul d’Assumpcao, AGS

Please register early, or by Monday, 5 November 2018, by email:  

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