Crown Solicitor's Office
Solicitors - Sydney, NSW
Crown Solicitor's Office provide legal services in government & commercial law, administrative law, child protection, commercial litigation & property, communal law, and more located in Sydney.
Crown Solicitor's Office started in 1817 by Thomas Wylde situated in Sydney operating as Public Service Executive Agency related to the Department of Justice with the Crown Solicitor as Headof the agency under Schedule 1 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. We 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 Practice Groups comprise:
* Government and Commercial Law
* Administrative Law
* Child Protection
* Commercial Litigation and Property Law
* Community Law
* Constitutional and Native Title Law
* Criminal Law
* Employment Law
* Torts Law (Justice/Enforcement Agencies)
* Torts Law (Service/Regulatory Agencies)