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 250 staff who work in legal and administrative roles in the Office's six Divisions: Administrative Law, Advisory, 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 Chief State Solicitor acts as the Solicitor to Ireland, the Attorney General, Government Departments and Offices and State Agencies. The CSSO provides litigation, advisory and conveyancing services to its Government clients. Among its responsibilities are:


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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