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Agency overview
Headquarters 20 Victoria Street
Minister responsible
  • Attorney General

The Attorney General's Office (AGO) provides legal advice and support to the Attorney General and the Solicitor General (the Law Officers) who give legal advice to government. The AGO helps the Law Officers perform other duties in the public interest, such as looking at sentences which may be too low.


Minister Portfolio
Attorney General Chief legal adviser to the Crown and has a number of independent public interest functions, as well as overseeing the Law Officers’ departments.
Solicitor General Supports the Attorney across the range of their responsibilities.

Non-ministerial departments

  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Government Legal Department
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
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