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.

OAG is a ministerial department.

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We work on these topics

  1. Scotland

    The Scotland Office is the UK Government's office for Scotland. We ensure the smooth working of the devolution settlement in Scotland. We represent Scottish interests within the UK government and we represent the UK government in Scotland. The Scotland Office is also making a positive case for Scotland to remain as part of the UK in the Scottish independence referendum which takes place on September 18. Read more

Our policies

  1. Informing the debate on Scotland's constitutional future

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

  2. Maintaining and strengthening the Scottish devolution settlement

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

  3. Facilitating a legal, fair and decisive referendum in Scotland

    How the UK government is working to help make sure that the Scottish referendum is legal, fair and decisive.

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Contact OAG

Office of the Advocate General

Michael Chalmers
Director and Solicitor to the Advocate General
Victoria Quay

Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Legal Secretary to the Advocate General

Legal Secretariat to the Advocate General
Dover House
Whitehall

London
SW1A 2AU

Private Secretary to the Advocate General

Craig Chalcraft
Advocate General's Private Office
Dover House
Whitehall

London
SW1A 2AU

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