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  Attorney General - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Attorney General is the chief law officer of the Crown.
The Attorney General for England and Wales is similarly the chief law officer of the Crown in England and Wales, and advises and represents the Crown and government departments in court.
The Attorney General of Hong Kong, renamed Secretary for Justice after transfer of sovereignty in 1997, is the legal adviser of the Hong Kong Government and heads the Department of Justice, assisted by the Solicitor General.
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 Attorney general - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions.
In Australia the Attorney General is the chief law officer of the Crown and a member of the Cabinet.
The Attorney General is head of the Department of Justice and is the minister responsible for police, legal affairs and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Attorney_General   (864 words)

  
 Attorney General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Attorney General for England and Wales is similarly the chief lawyer of the Crown in England and Wales, and advises and represents the Government, Queen and Crown in court.
The Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall is the law officer for the Prince of Wales and there is a separate Attorney General for the Duchy of Lancaster.
The attorney general may need to be distinguished from the Solicitor General, a top lawyer with the responsibility of representing the government in the Supreme Court.
www.wikiverse.org /attorney-general   (828 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Attorney General
See also Attorney General of Ontario The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province.
The Badge of the Prince of Wales is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince.
The Attorney General of India is the Indian governments chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Attorney-General   (2899 words)

  
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The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is 10.
The Attorney General, who is a Government minister and has ultimate oversight of the prosecution process, may also refer a case to the Court of Appeal if a sentence is deemed too lenient.
In England and Wales there are secure prisons, local prisons, closed and open training prisons, closed and open young offender institutions, and remand centres for men and women.
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 Attorney General for England and Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Her Majesty's Attorney General for England and usually known as the Attorney General is the chief legal adviser of Crown in England and Wales.
The Attorney General and the Solicitor General their titles (an attorney in the common law courts was the equivalent of a in the courts of equity) are invariably barristers and Queen's Counsel.
As well as Her Majesty's Attorney General is also an Attorney General to the Prince of Wales and an Attorney General to the Duchy of Lancaster.
www.freeglossary.com /Attorney_General_for_England_and_Wales   (388 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Attorney General for England and Wales
The Attorney General is not usually a member of the Cabinet, but is called to advise it when necessary.
Her Majestys Solicitor General for England and Wales, often known 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.
The Attorney General and the Solicitor General, despite their titles (an attorney in the common law courts was the equivalent of a solicitor in the courts of equity), have historically been barristers and Queen's Counsel.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Attorney-General-for-England-and-Wales   (6037 words)

  
 Justis - ICLR Special Issue - Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales v. Attorney-General
In 1967, on refusal of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales to register it as a charity, the council appealed under section 5 (3) of the Act of 1960 joining as parties the Commissioners of Inland Revenue and the Attorney-General.
National Provincial and Union Bank of England [1924] A.C. It must be for the benefit of the public and not merely of individuals, and the utility must be beneficial to the community at large or a sufficient section of it.
SACHS L.J.The right of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales to be registered as a charity under section 4 of the Charities Act 1960 depends on whether it is one "which is established for charitable purposes": see the definition of "charity" in section 45 (1).
www.justis.com /titles/iclr_s7230006.html   (10925 words)

  
 Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002
The corresponding power in England and Wales has been used to direct transfer payments away from older judicial pension schemes, which are closed to new members, and into the pension scheme constituted under the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993.
The effect of subsections (6) to (8) is to disqualify the holder of the post of Attorney General for Northern Ireland from being a member of the House of Commons, the Northern Ireland Assembly or a local authority in Northern Ireland.
After devolution, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland will no longer be able to consent to the prosecution of offences and all of those provisions requiring his consent (other than those that relate to "excepted" matters) will be passed to the Director.
www.hmso.gov.uk /ACTS/en2002/02en26-a.htm   (3738 words)

  
 Attorney General for England and Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Her Majesty's Attorney General for England and Wales, usually known as the Attorney General,is the chief legal adviser of the Crown in England and Wales.
He is assisted by the Solicitor General : both offices are filled by political appointees who must belongto either house of Parliament, but unlike in former times the Attorney General is not usually now a member of the Cabinet, but is called to advise it when necessary.
The Attorney General has precedence over all otherbarristers in the English Courts, and in the House of Lords has precedence over the Lord Advocate, even in Scottish cases.
www.therfcc.org /attorney-general-for-england-and-wales-100448.html   (282 words)

  
 Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This revelation, coming in the final days of the campaign up to the 2005 British general election, was calculated to cause the maximum possible damage to the government, although to what extent it changed the election's outcome it is impossible to say.
The Attorney General's advice precipitated the resignation of Elizabeth Wilmshurst, a senior officer in the Attorney General's Office, on 20 March 2003.
The leaked Downing Street memo from 23 July 2002 reports the Attorney General's opinion as being that war would not be legal without UNSC authorisation, and that relying on old resolutions 'would be difficult'.
popularityguide.com /encyclopedia/Peter_Goldsmith,_Baron_Goldsmith   (858 words)

  
 The Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers: Attorney General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Attorney General, assisted by the Solicitor General, is the chief legal adviser to the Government.
The Attorney General has overall responsibility for the Treasury Solicitors’ Department, superintends the Director of Public Prosecution as head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland.
The Attorney General has public interest functions in which his responsibility is as guardian of the public interest.
www.lslo.gov.uk /goldsmith.htm   (347 words)

  
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Attorneys General provide legal advice to the Governor, Chief Minister and Ministers of government as well as to the civil service, they are members of the Executive and Legislative Councils and the Head of the Attorney General's Chambers.
He said he is aware of the pressures Attorneys General are under as the Overseas Territories face more and more requests and demands from Her Majesty's Government, the European Union, the OECD and the wider international community, to bring local laws into line with those adopted elsewhere.
Chief Minister O'Neal said he hoped that the Attorneys General will impress on the conference that the interest of the small islands must be appreciated and considered and must be just as paramount in the new partnership as the interest of the bigger players.
www.islandsun.com /2000-march/300300/local8-v3i27.html   (1253 words)

  
 Attorney General Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The case involved a 14-year-old girl (named only as ''X'' in the courts and the media to protect her identity) who had been raped and become pregnant.
X told her mother of suicidal thoughts because of the unwanted pregnancy, and as abortion was illegal in Ireland, the family travelled to England for an abortion.
Before the abortion was carried out, the family asked the Garda Síochána if DNA from the aborted fetus would be admissible as evidence of rape in the courts.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/11/attorney-general-texas.html   (633 words)

  
 Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Peter Henry Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, PC, is the current Attorney General of England and Wales.
Goldsmith was born in Liverpool and educated in law at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and University College London.
One of his first acts was to discuss breaches of the injunction against offenders in the Jamie Bulger murder case.
peter-goldsmith.biography.ms   (161 words)

  
 Caribbean Net News: BVI hosts annual attorneys general conference
ROAD TOWN: The 13th Annual Conference of Attorneys General of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs) is being held in the BVI from February 17 to 19.
According to Attorney General Cherno Jallow, this is an annual event that is rotated between Caribbean Overseas Territories (COTs) and Bermuda.
The opening ceremony on Tuesday featured remarks by the Governor Thomas Macan, Chief Minister Dr. Orlando Smith and the Attorney General of England and Wales, Lord Goldsmith, Q.C., who is also the Chairman of the conference.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2004/02/18/conference.htm   (417 words)

  
 Scottish Charity Legislation: An Evaluation - Chapter 7 Options for Institutional Structure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
NB: It has not been possible at the time of submission of this report to obtain detailed comment from the Charity Commissioners in England and Wales on the suitability of the single-Commission model for Scotland, but the Commissioners have generously expressed their willingness to discuss this aspect of the report at the consultation stage.
The existing provision is contained in three separate statutes, and the question to be addressed in this section is whether rationalisation of the existing legislation is desirable and whether the opportunity should not also be taken to embody the improved provisions in a single "code" of charity legislation for Scotland.
The 1990 Act is the principal Act, in the sense that it is the nearest equivalent in Scotland to the Charities Act 1993, the consolidating Act for charity supervision in England and Wales.
www.scotland.gov.uk /cru/kd01/scl/scl-22.htm   (3209 words)

  
 List of people associated with the 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attorney General, who secretly advised the cabinet that the war may be illegal
Interpreter at GCHQ who was tried for breach of the Official Secrets Act for whistle-blowing on a U.S. dirty tricks campaign against UN Security Councils.
Deputy chief legal adviser to the Foreign Office, who resigned on the eve of war, protesting its illegality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_people_associated_with_the_2003_invasion_of_Iraq   (289 words)

  
 Treasure Trove Law In England and Wales
The only legal protection currently afforded coins and other archaeological objects found in England and Wales is the common law of Treasure Trove whose origins go back to the early medieval period.
The current law of Treasure Trove in England and Wales would seem to have derived originally from the principle that all ownerless objects should belong to the King and there is a fundamental contrast with Latin system where such objects belong equally to finder and landowner.
In England and Wales Treasure Trove is limited to objects of precious metal buried with intention of recovery and of which the owner cannot be traced.
www.amnumsoc.org /inc/treasur2.htm   (5006 words)

  
 Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002
(8) The Attorney General for Northern Ireland is disqualified from being elected to, or being a member of, a district council in Northern Ireland.
(2) If the Attorney General for Northern Ireland is suspended he may not perform any of the functions of the office until the decision whether to remove him has been taken (but his other rights as holder of the office are unaffected).
(2) The Director must exercise his functions under the superintendence of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland and is subject to any directions given by him; but a failure to comply with this subsection does not affect the validity of anything done by or on behalf of the Director.
www.hmso.gov.uk /ACTS/acts2002/20026--c.htm   (4833 words)

  
 General Power of Attorney
Usually, a General Power of Attorney is created for a set period of time in cases where the Granter is going abroad or is unable to act for some other reason and wishes someone else to have the authority to act on his or her behalf.
A General Power of Attorney will usually end either at a specified time or upon the request of the Granter at any time using a Deed of Revocation and will automatically be revoked if the Granter loses mental capacity.
If the Granter does not wish to give the Attorney a general power he or she can limit the Attorney's activities to specific areas of the Granter's property and affairs, such as operating bank/building society accounts or signing cheques.
www.clickdocs.co.uk /general-power-of-attorney.htm   (397 words)

  
 A-G v. R NZ CA 29/11/2001
While the law of England governs the contract itself, the remedies are being sought in a New Zealand court.
The court will have regard to all the circumstances, including the subject matter of the contract, the purpose of the contractual provision which has been breached, the circumstances in which the breach occurred, the consequences of the breach and the circumstances in which relief is being sought.
A useful general guide, although not exhaustive, is whether the plaintiff had a legitimate interest in preventing the defendant's profit-making activity and, hence, in depriving him of his profit.
www.ucc.ie /law/restitution/archive/newzcases/ag_v_r.htm   (19405 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Law: Employment: Legal Recruiters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Attorney Recruiting Specialists - Recruitment and placement of attorneys with a specialization in Patent Law.
General Counsel Consulting - In-house attorney search and placement firm, in the United States, dedicated exclusively to the placement of attorneys in corporations around the world.
Mestel and Company - Attorney placement firm, with offices in New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. Places partners, associates, and general counsel, and facilitates complex firm and department mergers.
www.dmoz.org /Society/Law/Employment/Legal_Recruiters   (4953 words)

  
 The Anguillian Newspaper: - AG Represents Anguilla At 2003 Conference
Ronald Scipio, is in the Turks and Caicos Islands representing Anguilla at the Overseas Territories Attorneys General Conference.
The Conference enables the Attorneys General to meet with representatives of the Overseas Territories Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss and share issues of common interest to them.
The participants include the Right Honourable Lord Goldsmith, Attorney General of England and Wales; the Attorneys General of the United Kingdom Caribbean Overseas Territories; Head of the Overseas Territories Department Alan Huckle; the Deputy Legal Adviser Ian Hendry; the Regional Financial Services Adviser Kevin Mann; Mrs.
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 Key dates
Norway is the third Member-State of the United Nations to sign such an agreement, after Italy and Finland on 6 February 1997 and 7 May 1997 respectively.
The Attorney General for England and Wales leads the inauguration of the second courtroom of the International Tribunal.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Netherlands and the Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues of the United States of America, lead the inauguration of the third courtroom of the International Tribunal.
www.un.org /icty/bulletin21-e/keys-e.htm   (344 words)

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