Crown Solicitor's Office


Contact us                

Postal Address
The Crown Solicitor
Crown Solicitor's Office
GPO Box 25

Street Address
The Crown Solicitor
Crown Solicitor's Office
60-70 Elizabeth Street

Document Exchange
Telephone: 02 9224 5000
Facsimile: 02 9224 5011
Business hours: 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Employment at the CSO

Direct all enquiries about employment at the Crown Solicitor's Office to

Employment opportunities are advertised on the NSW government website:​​​

Legal work


Assistant Crown Solicitor


​Civil LawCheryl Drummy
​9224 5201
​Commercial & Property Law​Felicity Shaw (Acting)
8224 5442
​Inquiries & Criminal LawNaomi Malhotra 
​9224 5184
​Administrative Law, Employment & Child ProtectionJohn McDonnell
9224 5219

​Practice Group



Child Protection​Nick Mitrevski
​8224 5385
Commercial LawMichael Granziera (Acting)
​8224 5321
​Community LawPenny Csenderits
​8224 5319
​Constitutional & Administrative Law​Paolo Buchberger ​9224 5247
​Criminal LawBrett Thomson (Acting)
8224 5472
​Employment Law & Industrial RelationsMarina Rizzo (Acting)
​GovernmentJames Lonsdale (Acting)​9224 5000
​InquiriesAlana McCarthy (Acting)

​9224 5163

Property & Native TitleJodi Denehy​8224 5454
​Torts (Service/Regulatory Agencies)Fiona Read
9224 5066

​Torts (Justice/Law Enforcement Agencies)

​Richard Kelly

9224 5102

​Cli​​ent fee​​​dback

As part of the continuing process to improve client service, the CSO surveys a cross-section of clients every 12 months. Additionally, we randomly survey completed matters every two months.  This feedback is critical to help us better understand and respond to issues important to our clients.

Service areas currently surveyed include:

  • understanding client priorities
  • responsiveness: response time to establish initial contact and length of time to return phone calls
  • access: availability and ease of contacting solicitors
  • reliability: meeting deadlines and notice of pending dates
  • competency
  • communication: reports on progress and usefulness of matter summary reports
  • accuracy
  • outcomes achieved
  • fees/charges.

If you would like to provide general feedback, please email with your comments.

Continuous improvement in client service levels is of the utmost importance to the CSO. Clients who have issues or queries regarding our service are invited to contact the relevant Practice Group Director or the CSO Practice Manager.​​



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