Communities and Justice

Information for Government Lawyers

Providing information to government lawyers on whole of government policies, procedures and initiatives as they relate to delivery of legal services

Information for Government Agencies

There are several important rules that govern the delivery of legal services for the NSW Government.

Many of these rules have been issued by way of a Premier's Memorandum and include policies relating to:

  • certain legal matters that must be referred to the Crown Solicitor's Office (core legal work)
  • policies relating to the equitable briefing of female barristers and the conduct of government agencies in civil litigation;
  • litigation involving Government agencies and the briefing of the Australian Government Solicitor.

These rules apply to agencies that use in-house legal lawyers to conduct their legal matters, as well as agencies who use external legal services.

Last updated:

11 Sep 2023