Attorney General (Isle of Man)

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The Attorney General (Manx: Yn Turneyr Theayagh or Yn Ard-Turneyr) of the Isle of Man has an ex officio seat in the Legislative Council and is the Government's top legal adviser.

The Attorney General is a Crown officer, rather than a member of the Isle of Man Government. He is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the UK's Secretary of State for Justice.[1]

Her Majesty's Attorney General in the Isle of Man is currently John Quinn, holding this post in an acting capacity whilst Stephen Harding is suspended. He was charged with perjury and committing acts against public justice, but after 2 trials in which the juries were unable to agree a verdict, it was announced that no further criminal proceedings would be taken.[2]

List of Attorneys General[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attorney General's Chambers". Isle of Man Government. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Charges dropped against Attorney General". Isle of Man Newspapers. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "John Quinn appointed as Isle of Man acting attorney general". BBC News. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 

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