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Agency ID8783
TitleCrown Law (Department of Justice and Attorney-General)
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date Circa 1/5/1991
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provides legal services to the government

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Series

Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
148Department of the Attorney-General 1/5/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
7339Solicitor General's Office II 1/1/1997 Current
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1991, Vol. CCCI, No. 15, pp. 246 - 252
Queensland Government Directory 1992, pp. 177 - 180
Attorney General's Department Annual Report 1990 - 1991, pp. 9, 11, 16
Attorney General's Department Annual Report 1991 - 1992, pp. 34 - 38
Justice Department Annual Report, 1996 - 1997, p. 51

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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Crown Proceedings Act 1980
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
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.

FUNCTIONS:
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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID8783, Crown Law (Department of Justice and Attorney-General)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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