There is no single ‘right to silence’ in Australia, but a collection of principles and privileges that combine to protect a person against being compelled to incriminate themselves or expose themselves to penalties. This seminar will consider key aspects of these principles. It will also explain surprising principles of comity and precedent which are critical to understand what a case ‘stands for’.
AGSxANU Seminar Series with Tim Begbie
This seminar is the final instalment in our four-part event series co-hosted by the Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) and ANU College of Law.
The ANU College of Law has partnered with Tim Begbie KC, Chief Counsel Dispute Resolution 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 KC
Tim Begbie KC is the professional leader of the AGS dispute resolution practice, where he appears in significant and complex public law cases for the Government. He appears as lead counsel at trial and appellate levels and has appeared with 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.