The Model of a Modern Government Litigant

Tuesday, 28 March 2023
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Attend and earn 1 CPD hour in Ethics & Professional Responsibility
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

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Chair

Myles Tooher, Director, Legal, Legal and GovernanceCorporate Services, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The Model of a Modern Government Litigant

 

  • What justifies a requirement for government to litigate differently?
  • What does being a modern model litigant require?
  • Why does it matter and what can go wrong?

Presented by Andrew Suddick, Senior Legal and Contracts Manager, Agriculture Victoria Services (AVS) 

Presenters


Andrew Suddick, Senior Legal and Contracts Manager, Agriculture Victoria Services
Andrew was appointed Senior Legal and Contracts Manager in November 2019. Andrew is responsible for providing legal and contract management advice across the AVS business including advice on investment projects, research projects, commercialization activities and intellectual property management. Andrew was admitted as a solicitor in England in 1990 and in Victoria in 1998. He has extensive experience in private practice in England and Australia, and in the public sector having most recently been General Counsel at the Victorian Government Solicitors Office. Andrew has managed responses to two Royal Commissions and two Boards of Inquiry.


Myles Tooher, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Myles Tooher is the Deputy General Counsel at the Victorian Government’s Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Myles is a senior government lawyer responsible for advising the DELWP Executive Board and staff across the Department on all facets of the legal spectrum, including advice on good decision making, lawful and effective policy and program design, corporate governance, regulation and prosecutions, responding to Royal Commissions and Board of Inquiry and the strategic management of litigation in a government context. Myles also leads generalist and specialist in-house legal teams working in government operations, environment and natural resources, fire and emergency management, Crown land use and development, public and administrative decision making and prosecutions. Myles has been a practising lawyer for nearly 18 years and has worked in Victorian government contexts for 16 of them, bringing a deep understanding of government legal and accountability frameworks. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.

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The Model of a Modern Government Litigant

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