Solicitor General for England and Wales

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Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
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Incumbent
Oliver Heald

since 4 September 2012
Appointer Monarch of the United Kingdom
on the advice of the Prime Minister
Term length At Her Majesty's Pleasure
Website Attorney General's Office

Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales, known informally 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. He or she can exercise the powers of the Attorney General in the Attorney General's absence.

There is also a Solicitor General for Scotland, who is the deputy of the Lord Advocate. As well as the Sovereign's Solicitor General, the Prince of Wales and a Queen consort (when the Sovereign is male) are also entitled to have an Attorney and Solicitor General, though the present Prince of Wales has only an Attorney General and no Solicitor General.

The Solicitor General is addressed in court as "Mr Solicitor" or ''Ms solicitor''. Despite the title, the position is usually held by a barrister. Oliver Heald was confirmed in the post on 4 September 2012.

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