Home Office Legal Adviser and Director General Legal Services Directorate C and Director General, Legal

Peter Fish


Peter took up his role as TSol Director General and Home Office Legal Adviser in April 2014. TSol became the Government Legal Department on 1 April 2015.

His previous roles include:

  • Deputy Treasury Solicitor at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, 2012 to 2014
  • Director General of the Attorney General’s Office, 2009 to 2012
  • Director, Cabinet Office and Central Advisory Division at the Treasury Solicitor’s Department, 2005 to 2009
  • Deputy Director, Immigration and Borders Team at the Home Office, 2002 to 2005
  • Deputy Director at the Lord Chancellor’s Department/Department for Constitutional Affairs, 1998 to 2002

Home Office Legal Adviser and Director General Legal Services Directorate C

Leadership of Directorate C within the Government Legal Department includes:

  • leading Director General responsibility for legal quality
  • collectively leading the department along with the Treasury Solicitor and the other board members
  • line management support for directors
  • leading on cross-cutting issues

Government Legal Department

Director General, Legal

Responsibilities include:

  • providing legal advice to ministers and officials across the full range of Home Office business
  • preparing Home Office bills by instructing parliamentary counsel; advising ministers during the passage of the bill through Parliament
  • drafting the Home Office’s subordinate legislation
  • working with the Treasury Solicitor, Treasury Counsel and Attorney General on cases before the domestic courts (including Supreme Court), the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights making sure, where necessary, that ministers are provided with appropriate legal advice from private law firms and the independent bar

Home Office

Previous roles in government

  • Deputy Treasury Solicitor