Ministerial role

Solicitor General

Organisations: Attorney General's Office
Current role holder: Alex Chalk QC MP

Responsibilities

The Solicitor General supports the Attorney across the range of her responsibilities. This includes:

  • Deputising for the Attorney General and responsible for such matters as the Attorney General delegates to him
  • Providing support to the Attorney General in her superintendence of the Government Legal Department, the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and the Serious Fraud Office
  • Providing support to the Attorney General on civil litigation and advice on civil law matters and on the public interest function

Current role holder

Alex Chalk QC MP

Alex Chalk was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice and Assistant Government Whip on 14 February 2020.

Photo credit: Parliament.

More about this person

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP

    2021 to 2021

  2. The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer QC MP

    2021 to 2021

  3. The Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP

    2019 to 2021

  4. The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer QC MP

    2019 to 2019

  5. The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP

    2014 to 2019

  6. The Rt Hon Sir Oliver Heald QC MP

    2012 to 2014

  7. Sir Edward Garnier QC

    2010 to 2012