Justice Legal (formerly Legal Services Branch) has a leadership role within the Department of Attorney General and Justice and NSW Government in ensuring that legal services provided to the NSW Attorney General are of an appropriate quality to address matters of complexity, sensitivity and critical importance to the Government.
Justice Legal provides high quality legal management services to ensure that the common law and statutory powers of the Attorney General are exercised in accordance with the law. Justice Legal has specialised knowledge in the legislation administered by the Attorney General and responds at short notice.
Staff of Justice Legal understand the structure, operating processes and procedures of the Department as well as a detailed understanding of Ministerial and Departmental policy.
Areas in which Justice Legal can assist you include:
- Access to Information and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
- Briefing of Senior Counsel under Premier's Memorandum 2009-17
- Charitable Trusts Act 1993- how to apply for a cy pres scheme
- Coronial Recommendations - recording and publishing in accordance with Premier's Memorandum 2009-12
- Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967- how to apply
- Extradition of offenders
- Legal Assistance for witnesses (PIC, ICAC, NSW Crime Commission)
- Ex gratia payments
- Ex gratia legal assistance under Premier's Memorandum 99-11
- Foreign documents - service in and outside of NSW
- Foreign Evidence - Evidence on Commission Act 1995
- Immunity from Prosecution
- Suitors' Fund Act 1951- how to apply
- Review and annulment of convictions
- Transfer of prisoners
- Privacy Management Plan
- Remission of fines and driver licence disqualifications
- Incorporation of bodies under the Roman Catholic Church Communities Lands Act 1942 and the Anglican Church of Australia (Bodies Corporate) Act 1938
- Vexatious Proceedings Act 2008 - information on obtaining an Order
If you require assistance in an area not listed above, please contact us.