Director of Criminal Law and Deputy Head of the Attorney General's Office

Kevin McGinty CBE

Kevin McGinty CBE

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Biography

Kevin McGinty was appointed Director of Criminal Law and Deputy Head of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in 2011.

Education

Kevin was born in 1957. Following a law degree and lecturing to law undergraduates he was called to the Bar in 1982.

Career

After 6 years at the criminal Bar he joined the Fraud Division of the Crown Prosecution Service. Four years later he was seconded to the Attorney General’s Office as a legal adviser on criminal matters.

In early 1996 he left the AGO and the Civil Service to join the Bank of England. His work there included prosecutions and advising the regulatory committees of the Bank on their powers under the Banking Act 1987.

In December 1997 he returned to the AGO to advise the Attorney General on all aspects of his role as Attorney General for Northern Ireland.

He was briefly Head of Civil Law on the devolution of justice and policing in 2010, before becoming Director Criminal law and deputy Head of AGO in 2011.

Director of Criminal Law and Deputy Head of the Attorney General's Office

Director of Criminal Law and Deputy Head of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) heads the team that manages the Attorney General’s duties and responsibilities in criminal law, criminal policy development and general casework. As Deputy Head of the AGO he assists the Director General.

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