The Crown Solicitor's Office is the Government of South Australia's legal service and provides advice to Cabinet, ministers and government agencies.
The Crown Solicitor’s Office (CSO):
- represents the government before courts and tribunals
- drafts legal documents
- provides conveyancing and other property related services
- resolves native title claim issues.
You cannot seek legal advice from the CSO as a member of the public.
For general legal enquiries contact:
Areas of practice
Our services are similar to a large private law firm, but we only have one client - the Government of South Australia.
The office is split into 4 main sections:
- medical negligence claims
- public liability claims
- employment and worker's compensation claims
- contractual and other commercial disputes.
The section also includes a team specialised in advising the Attorney-General on claims made under the Victims of Crime Act 2001.
- statutory interpretation advice
- advice and representation of the government in child protection matters
- workplace safety and professional standards prosecutions.
- planning and development advice
- environmental advice and prosecutions
- land acquisition
- native title and Aboriginal heritage
- government procurement and major projects
- energy and resources
- property and conveyancing
- commercial negotiation and drafting.
See the CSO org chart (PDF 256KB) for more details.
Contact the Crown Solicitor’s Office
GPO Box 464, Adelaide SA 5001
Level 15, 10 Franklin Street
Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: 8207 1720
Email: CSO-BusinessServices [at] sa.gov.au