Public law seminar series with Tim Begbie: Parliamentary privilege

Date & time
12–2pm Tuesday 24 May 2022

ANU College of Law Moot Court, Building 6A, Fellows Road, Acton, ACT, 2601

Tim Begbie QC
ANU College of Law

Presented by ANU College of Law and Australian Government Solicitor

Public law seminar with Tim Begbie

How does parliamentary privilege operate to preserve the separation of powers between parliament and the courts?

Join Mr Tim Begbie QC as he explores the startling consequences that parliamentary privilege can have in litigation in the first seminar of this four-part event series 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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