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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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