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The Torts Law (Justice/Law Enforcement Agencies) practice group undertakes all aspects of the defence and settlement of civil claims, specialising in claims for intentional torts involving law enforcement and justice agencies.
We have an unsurpassed appreciation of the priorities and objectives of our government clients, and the sensitive political environment in which our clients operate.
When instructing the Crown Solicitor in civil litigation, you can be confident of the highest possible levels of probity and professional independence.
We know the value of early investigation of claims, in order to provide prompt advice as to the prospects of successfully defending claims, or the merits of early settlement.
We make an early assessment as to the liability of client agencies and any other potential defendant, and we regularly pursue alternative dispute resolution as a means of resolving claims advantageously and at an early stage.
The reporting requirements of the Treasury Managed Fund are well known and observed in all our claims, including requirements for prompt and regularly updated advices on liability and quantum.
Where our clients seek to defend claims we do so thoroughly and professionally, while at all times acting with the highest levels of probity and observing the NSW government’s model litigant policy.
We act for defendants in group representative (class action) proceedings in both the federal and State jurisdiction.
We have experience in acting for certain plaintiffs in motor vehicle accident claims.
We also provide advice to government agencies regarding objections that can be taken to the production of documents in response to a subpoena or notice to produce on statutory or common law grounds.
21 Sep 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.