B.2 Performance Analysis – Output 1.2 Legal Services to Government

Output Description

The ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS) is established as a body corporate to act as legal practitioner for the Territory, its Ministers and agencies (including most statutory authorities) with governing provisions detailed in the Law Officers Act 2011
(Law Officers Act).


In addition to the legal services delivered by the ACTGS, the Solicitor-General for the ACT acts as Counsel for the Territory, the Crown in right of the Territory and any other Territory entity, as well as performing other functions as directed by the Attorney-General. The Solicitor-General also exercises the functions of Chief Solicitor for the ACT, in accordance with a direction from the Attorney-General.