Advocate General for Northern Ireland

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Employment.png Advocate General for Northern Ireland 
(civil servant)

Start2010
Created as a separate office upon the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 12 April 2010

The Advocate General for Northern Ireland is the chief legal adviser to the British 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 was created as a separate office upon the devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 12 April 2010.

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.


 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromTo
Suella Braverman13 February 2020
Jeremy Wright15 July 2014
Dominic Grieve12 May 201015 July 2014
Patricia Scotland12 April 201011 May 2010


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