Maggie Saunders



Maggie joined the FOI Solutions team in 2021 with a background in civil and criminal litigation.  Maggie has extensive experience acting for and working with government departments and agencies including statutory authorities and local councils in FOI and privacy.  She has appeared and instructed in various courts and tribunals.

Maggie completed her undergraduate studies in 2016 and was admitted to practice in 2017.  Since then she has worked in both private practice and for the Tasmanian Government.

  • Freedom of Information

  • Privacy

  • Other administrative law:

    • Data protection
    • Statutory interpretation
    • Natural justice
    • Administrative decision making
    • Merits review
    • Judicial review and appeals

Areas of Expertise

  • Freedom of information

  • Privacy

  • Other administrative law

  •  Statutory interpretation and lawful decision making
  •  Natural justice
  •  Integrity bodies
  •  Merits review
  •  Judicial review and appeals

Professional Experience


  • Admitted to Practice, 2017

  • BA/LLB, University of Tasmania, 2016

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Tasmania, 2017

Other administrative law

  • Advising on statutory interpretation and principles of natural justice

  • Acting for a statutory body regulating profession

  • Assisted with Administrative Appeals Tribunal proceeding and other Commonwealth statutory bodies

  • Assisting with judicial review proceedings and appeals in the Commonwealth jurisdiction


  • Drafting FOI decisions

  • Drafting submissions to Commissioner on FOI Complaint