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Attorney General of Gibraltar

The Attorney General of Gibraltar is the chief legal advisor of the Government of Gibraltar. [1]He combines the functions of Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecution and is also an ex officio member of the House of Assembly. The Attorney General's Chambers have a number of Crown Counsel.

He is appointed by the Governor, acting on the advice and recommendations of the Specified Appointments Commission, in accordance with the constitution.

List of Attorneys General

  • Sir James Cochrane 1837–1841 (afterwards Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1841)
  • Marcus Costello 1841–>1856
  • Frederick Solly-Flood 1866–1877
  • Robert French Sheriff 1877–>1890
  • Archibald Walter Fawkes [2] 1892–?1902
  • Sir Bartle Frere 1911–1914 [3]
  • Charles James Griffin 1914–1919
  • Maxwell Hendry Maxwell-Anderson 1919–1929
  • (Sir)Ralph Hone 1933–1936 [4]
  • Audley McKisack 1944–
  • Charles Campbell Ross (4 years) c.1947
  • Denys Roberts 1960–1962
  • Ashley Martin Greenwood 1963–
  • Cornelius Banahan O’Beirne c.1967
  • Hugh Hickling 1970–1972
  • David Hull ?–1984
  • Eric Thistlethwaite c.1988
  • Reginald "Ricky" Rhoda 1995–2015
  • Michael Llamas 2015–


  1. ^ "Welcome to Gibraltar". Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Venn, John. Alumni Cantabrigienses. p. 470. 
  3. ^ Who was who, 1897-1916
  4. ^ "Obituary: Maj-Gen Sir Ralph Hone". The Independent. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
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