The Treasury Solicitor's
The tradition of legal advisors to the Crown
and the State dates back as far as the reign of King Ine in the sixth
century and the post of Treasury Solicitor was first officially defined
in 1661. Early Treasury Solicitors undertook cases for the Crown,
Secretaries of State and the Attorney General, and held the office
of Director of Public Prosecutions, until it was formally separated
under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1908.
Today the Treasury Solicitor's Department provides
legal services to over 180 central government departments and other
publicly funded bodies in England and Wales, and collects bona vacantia
on behalf of the Crown.
We are one of the largest legal organisations in the United Kingdom,
utilising the skills of over 1000 dedicated employees, over half
of which are solicitors and barristers.
Our unique position within government and as a
major player in the Government
Legal Service, our talented and skilled employees, and our detailed
knowledge of our exclusively public sector client base ensures that
we deliver an unrivalled service.
Dedicated Business Relationship Managers Working closely with our key and major clients
to provide a service to meet individual client needs.
Dedicated Relationship Managers provide a
single co-ordination point.
Responsive Service Modern
IT, communications and support infrastructure to ensure professional
to provide value-adding services such as training and client newsletters
Experienced experts able to deliver on the unexpected
Pro-active working with clients to prevent problems
arising in the first place
Local firms are utilised for litigation work outside
of London where this provides best value for money and we administer
and make use of the Attorney General's Panels of Counsel.
We are based in London for easy access to the
higher Courts. Please refer to this map.