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If someone dies without a will or known family, their ownerless property (bona vacantia) goes to the crown - check if you're an entitled relative, search for an estate, refer or claim on an estate
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The home of Attorney General's Office on GOV.UK.
The Attorney General is chief legal adviser to the Crown and has a number of independent public interest functions, as well as overseeing the Law Officers’ departments.
What being in 'contempt of court' means, who can be in contempt of court, what the consequences are, how to report it, how to avoid it on social media (such as Twitter and Facebook).
Recruitment process, rates of pay, overview of the panel, lists of members and guidance for barristers who work ‘off panel’.
How to complain to the Attorney General's Office if you think someone's sentence is too low - and what happens if the Court of Appeal get involved
The competition to refresh the Regional A, B and C Panels is now open.
Consultation on revisions to the Attorney General’s Guidelines on Disclosure and the CPIA Code of Practice: call for evidence.
Responses to the public consultation on the Attorney General’s revised Disclosure Guidelines agreed that they provide further clarity on modern disclosure issues and are a step in the right direction of improving practices.
A school bus driver who took photos of young girls and was found guilty of attempting to arrange a child sex offence has had his sentence increased.
Revised guidance on how to apply the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA)
Fees, expenses, contractual terms and administrative procedures for panel counsel, clerks and their chambers.
Guidelines on the acceptance of pleas and the prosecutor's role in the sentencing exercise (revised 2009).
Attorney General's guidelines for prosecutors on the use of the common law offence of conspiracy to defraud.
The Solicitor General supports the Attorney across the range of his responsibilities.
The Attorney General is seeking to appoint the next Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service.
The Attorney General has sent the sentences of Henry Long, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole to the Court of Appeal as she thinks they are too low.
Recent sentences examined by the Attorney General’s Office under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.
This note explains what vesting orders are and how they are applied for.
The Attorney General and Solicitor General (the Law Officers) can be asked to look at some types of contempt of court.
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