What we do

The Office of the Advocate General (OAG) is the UK government's Scottish legal team. We provide legal advice, drafting and litigation services to the UK government in relation to Scotland. We also support the Advocate General in his role as a Law Officer.

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Our policies

  1. Scottish constitution

    How the UK government made the positive case for Scotland to remain in the UK.

  2. Scottish devolution

    How the UK government has worked to devolve more powers to the Scottish Parliament and continue to strengthen the devolution settlement.

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Our ministers

Our management

Contact OAG

Office of the Advocate General

Michael Chalmers
Director and Solicitor to the Advocate General
Victoria Quay


Legal Secretary to the Advocate General

Legal Secretariat to the Advocate General
Dover House


Private Secretary to the Advocate General

Craig Chalcraft
Advocate General's Private Office
Dover House


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

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.