World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Advocate General for Northern Ireland

Article Id: WHEBN0020290176
Reproduction Date:

Title: Advocate General for Northern Ireland  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland, Law Officers of the Crown, Damian Collins, Attorney general, Attorney General's Office (United Kingdom)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Advocate General for Northern Ireland

The Advocate General for Northern Ireland is the chief legal adviser to the UK Government on Northern Ireland law and the post is held by the Attorney General for England and Wales by virtue of that office. The Advocate General and the Solicitor General for England and Wales have, in Northern Ireland, the same rights of audience as members of the Bar of Northern Ireland.[1]

The Advocate General was created as a separate office upon the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 12 April 2010.[2]

Unlike the Advocate General for Scotland, the position is not supported by a distinct government department. Instead, that support is provided by the civil law and Northern Ireland section within the Attorney General's Office at Westminster.[3]

The chief legal adviser to the Northern Ireland Executive is the Attorney General for Northern Ireland. John Larkin QC was appointed to that position on 24 May 2010 by the First Minister of Northern Ireland and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.[4]

List of Advocates General

Name Portrait Took office Left office Political Party
The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland of Asthal 12 April 2010 11 May 2010 Labour
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP 12 May 2010 15 July 2014 Conservative
The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP 15 July 2014 Incumbent Conservative

See also

External links

  • Attorney General's Office (England and Wales)

(incorporating Advocate General for Northern Ireland)

  • Attorney General for Northern Ireland

References

  1. ^ section 27, Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002 (c.26)
  2. ^ Attorney General's Office: Statement on Northern Ireland devolution, 12 April 2010
  3. ^ Attorney General's Office: Structure
  4. ^ OFMDFM: Appointment of Attorney General announced, 24 May 2010
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.