About the Chief State Solicitor's Office

The Chief State Solicitor's Office (CSSO) is headed by the Chief State Solicitor, Maria Browne. The CSSO has over 350 staff who work in legal and administrative roles in the Office's six Divisions: Administrative Law, Commercial & Employment Law, Constitutional & State Litigation, Justice, State Property and Corporate Services. The CSSO's offices are located at Ship Street and Chancery Lane, Dublin 8.

The mission of the CSSO is to provide the highest standard of professional legal services to Government departments and offices, as economically and efficiently as possible.

The Chief State Solicitor's Office was formally established under the Ministers & Secretaries Act 1924 and is a constituent part of the Office of the Attorney General.

Role & Functions of the CSSO

The CSSO is the principal provider of solicitor services to the Attorney General and Government. A full solicitor advisory, litigation and transactional legal service is provided across a broad range of areas including:


Chief State Solicitor's Office, Osmond House, Little Ship Street, Dublin D08 V8C5, Ireland
Telephone: (+353 1) 417 6100
Fax: (+353 1) 417 6299

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