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What we do

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.

AGO is a ministerial department, supported by 4 agencies and public bodies.

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Our ministers

Our management

Director General of the Attorney General's Office (AGO)
Director and Deputy Head of the Attorney General’s office

Contact AGO

Correspondence address

Attorney General’s Office
102 Petty France
United Kingdom

Telephone - 020 7271 2492

Please note we are not able to provide legal advice to members of the public or businesses.

Where possible, all correspondence should be sent to us via email to ensure safe and timely receipt.

We strive to answer all correspondence that falls within the remit of the AGO within 20 working days of receipt. However, we are unable to reply to matters that do not fall within the responsibility of the AGO

Correspondence that falls within the remit of the AGO will be stored in digital form only. Correspondence which falls outside the remit of the AGO will not be retained. The AGO will not keep hard copies of any material sent to us and we are unable to return them to the sender. Please ensure you only send copy material to us.

Media enquiries

102 Petty France
United Kingdom

Office hours

020 7271 2443 / 020 7271 2479 / 020 4574 3168

Out of hours

07548 212146

If you have an urgent media enquiry out of office hours, please contact the duty press officer or email Please note this number does not accept text messages.

Refer a Crown Court Sentence

Nominations of Counsel

Report Contempt of Court

Freedom of Information requests

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.

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