Following Public Sector Management Commission reviews of 1990 - 1991, the Attorney-General's Department was re-structured on a divisional basis, and Crown Law Division was created replacing the Crown Solicitor's Office. Staff positions were gazetted as redesignated on 3 May 1991.
Crown Law provides legal services to Ministers, Government Departments, and other Queensland Government agencies. Crown Law undertakes work in litigation, constitutional and commercial law, real property and intellectual property, industrial law, general law, general advice work, statutory interpretation, contruction law, family law, commissions of inquiry and coronial inquests.
With the re-organisation of the Department, a Director was appointed responsible for administration while the Crown Solicitor remained responsible for professional operations, standards and ethics. Deputy Directors were appointed to the two Branches: Advocacy; Civil and Commercial.
With the introduction of a user-pays system on 1 January 1997, the staff of the Solicitor General was integrated into Crown Law, and made subject to the "Public Service Act 1996"; the Solicitor General remained independent subject to the "Solicitor General Act 1985".
Crown Law is a business unit of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.