Torts (Service/Regulatory Agencies)       

The Torts Law (Services/Regulatory Agencies) Legal Practice Group undertakes all aspects of the defence and settlement of civil claims involving State agencies, including the conduct of litigation at first instance and at all stages of appeal.

​It is part of the CSO's Civil Law Division.

For details regarding specific Torts (Services/Regulatory Agencies) areas of law, see the Directory of Services​.

What we can do for you

We have an unsurpassed appreciation of the priorities and objectives of our government clients and the sensitive political environment in which our clients operate.

  • When instructing the Crown Solicitor in civil litigation, you can be confident of the highest possible levels of probity and professional independence.

  • We know the value of thorough and timely investigation of claims in order to provide prompt advice as to the prospects of successfully defending claims, or the merits of early dispute resolution.

  • We make an early assessment as to the liability of client agencies and any other potential defendant including proper consideration of indemnity and contribution issues.

  • We pursue alternative dispute resolution and regularly resolve claims advantageously and at an early stage.

  • The reporting requirements of the Treasury Managed Fund are well known and observed in all our claims, including requirements for prompt and regularly updated advices on liability and quantum.

  • Where our clients seek to defend claims we do so thoroughly and professionally, while at all times acting with the highest levels of probity and observing the NSW government's model litigant policy.

  • Act for agencies at inquests and inquiries.

 

The Practice Group also run educational seminars for our clients.

​Contact

Clients requiring additional information on the work of the Torts S/R Agencies Legal Practice Group should contact the Director, Fiona Read on (02) 92245066. Clients who would like a copy of the Torts S/R Agencies Legal Practice Group profile which details solicitors' background and experience and support staff contact details, please email csomarketing@cso.nsw.gov.au.