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AGS lawyers

  (1)   An AGS lawyer acting in that capacity is entitled:

  (a)   to do everything necessary or convenient for that purpose; and

  (b)   to practise as a barrister, solicitor, or barrister and solicitor in any court and in any State or Territory; and

  (c)   to all the rights and privileges of so practising;

whether or not he or she is so entitled apart from this subsection.

  (2)   An AGS lawyer acting in that capacity in a State or Territory is not subject to a law of a State or Territory that relates to legal practitioners except to the extent that such laws:

  (a)   impose rights, duties, or obligations on legal practitioners in relation to their clients or to the courts; or

  (b)   provide for disciplinary proceedings in relation to the misconduct of legal practitioners.

  (3)   Subsection   ( 2) is subject to subsection   ( 5) and to section   55R (AGS may act for more than one party).

  (4)   In considering the nature of the rights, duties and obligations of an AGS lawyer in relation to a client, regard must be had to his or her position as an AGS lawyer .

  (5)   Neither the AGS, nor an AGS lawyer acting in that capacity, is subject to a law of a State or Territory that is prescribed for the purposes of this section.

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