Crown Solicitor's Office

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About us

                 

We operate as a Public Service Executive Agency related to the Department of Justice with the Crown Solicitor as Head of the agency under Schedule 1 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

The Crown Solicitor provides legal services to the State Government of NSW and the other entities defined in s. 44 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014

We are the largest provider of legal services to the NSW Government and its agencies and the sole provider of legal services in all matters which are regarded as being core to government functions.

We also provide general commercial, or untied, services to the Government and its agencies and compete with private law firms for this work. We are on the legal panels of a wide spectrum of NSW government departments and agencies.

We manage thousands of legal matters each year, many of which are long-running matters involving substantial litigation. We are highly effective at managing our clients' costs.

Approximately 350 legal and support staff are employed by our office which is divided into 11 legal practice groups.

Our full service Legal Practice Groups comprise:

  • Child Protection

  • Commercial Law

  • Community Law

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Employment Law & Industrial Relations

  • Government Law

  • Inquiries

  • Property & Native Title

  • Torts (Justice/Enforcement Agencies)

  • Torts (Service/Regulatory Agencies)

Looking to appoint a capable and committed legal services provider who understands your objectives?

As the leading provider of legal services to the NSW Government, we have the right experience, resources and capacity to provide you with authoritative, timely, cost effective and ethical legal solutions with significant benefits to your agency. Your legal work is our core business.


 

 

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