One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in England and Wales) the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, or (in Scotland) the Lord Advocate or the Solicitor General for Scotland.
- ‘The first role is that of the senior Law Officer of the Crown with principal responsibility for the Governments administration of the law.’
- ‘A prosecution of a crime defined by this Division cannot be begun except by the direction of a Crown Law Officer.’
- ‘He said that as a Law Officer, I should bring all the facts, even those against the prosecution, to the notice of the Court.’
- ‘The Attorney-General is the principal legal adviser (the "senior law officer") to the government.’
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