Attorney and Solicitor General - Picture UK Parliament The Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides high quality legal and strategic policy advice and support to the Attorney General and the Solicitor General (the Law Officers).

The Attorney General

  • is Chief Legal Adviser to the Crown;
  • is a Minister of the Crown with responsibility for superintending the prosecuting departments, and
  • has a number of independent public interest functions.

The Attorney General also holds the separate office of Advocate General for Northern Ireland. The Advocate General for Scotland is the UK Law Officer with specific responsibility for Scots law matters.

On this website you can find publications, news releases, information about us and on our work and contact details. Financial information can be found via the Guide to Information.

Links to the organisations the Attorney General superintends are in the green panel.

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16 June 2011

Juror and defendant sentenced for contempt of court over Facebook exchanges

Solicitor General Edward Garnier QC MP says the case should remind jurors of their responsibilities

09 June 2011

Death of Dr David Kelly: Attorney General will not apply for fresh inquest

The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, today gave a statement to Parliament explaining that he did not intend to apply to the High Court for an inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly in 2003.

23 May 2011

Attorney General addresses House of Commons on privacy injunctions

Opening statement responding to an Urgent Question by John Whittingdale MP

12 May 2011

Attorney General to prosecute two newspapers for contempt

High Court grants permission for hearing in relation to Joanna Yeates investigation coverage

28 April 2011

Attorney appoints new Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court

Zoe Johnson and Bobbie Cheema appointed Senior Treasury Counsel (Criminal)

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