This website is managed by the Attorney General's Office (AGO).

This page states our intention that our website should be usable and accessible to all users, and details some of the measures we have taken to ensure this. Our objective is to conform to the guidelines for UK Government websites, which supports the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level AA, to ensure a web accessibility standard has been achieved and is maintained.

This accessibility statement applies only to the AGO website at This policy does not apply to any other site, including:

  • other government departments and agencies
  • any site that is linked to from one of our pages.

Alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which, where appropriate, identifies an image or its function. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally only visible when the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off.


All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.


Most complex Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) files on this site, added after December 2004, are tagged to allow basic accessibility. PDFs added prior to this date will be tagged as resources allow, or on request. Simple PDFs should not represent an accessibility problem.

For more information about PDF accessibility, click to visit the Adobe website's accessibility section.

For more help with Acrobat files generally and a link to download Acrobat Reader, click to visit the Adobe website.

Text size

The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.

More help

For more information and help about changing your browser settings, click to visit the BBC's My Web My Way pages.