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Solicitor General for England and Wales

 

Solicitor General for England and Wales

Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales
Incumbent
Robert Buckland

since 15 July 2014
Appointer Monarch of the United Kingdom
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Term length At Her Majesty's Pleasure
Website Attorney General's Office

Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales, known informally as the Solicitor General, is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Attorney General, whose duty is to advise the Crown and Cabinet on the law. He or she can exercise the powers of the Attorney General in the Attorney General's absence.

There is also a Solicitor General for Scotland, who is the deputy of the Lord Advocate. As well as the Sovereign's Solicitor General, the Prince of Wales and a Queen consort (when the Sovereign is male) are also entitled to have an Attorney and Solicitor General, though the present Prince of Wales has only an Attorney General and no Solicitor General.

The Solicitor General is addressed in court as "Mr Solicitor" or ''Ms Solicitor''. Despite the title, the position is usually held by a barrister. Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon was confirmed in the post on 15 July 2014,[1] replacing Oliver Heald.

Contents

  • Solicitors-General of England (and Wales), 1461–present 1
    • 15th century 1.1
    • 16th century 1.2
    • 17th century 1.3
    • 18th century 1.4
    • 19th century 1.5
    • 20th century 1.6
    • 21st century 1.7
  • External links 2
  • Notes 3

Solicitors-General of England (and Wales), 1461–present

15th century

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16th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

External links

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28303750
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