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PostSubject: Office of the Advocate General for Scotland   Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:50 am

The Advocate General for Scotland is a Minister of the Crown and is one of the three UK Law Officers, along with the Attorney General and the Solicitor General for England and Wales. The Advocate General is ministerially responsible to the UK Parliament for the Office of Solicitor to the Advocate General and the Legal Secretariat to the Advocate General, as well as the Private Office. As a UK Law Officer, the Advocate General is the UK Government's principal legal adviser on Scots law and, in conjunction with the other UK Law Officers, provides legal advice and opinions to Government Departments on a wide range of legal issues including human rights, European and constitutional law.

The Office of the Advocate General for Scotland is part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs for administration purposes while retaining its separate identity.


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* Address:
o London: Dover House, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2AU
o Edinburgh: 1 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7HW
* Website: www.oag.gov.uk

* Telephone:
o London: 020 7270 6754
o Edinburgh: 0131 244 9010
* Fax:
o London: 020 7270 6812
o Edinburgh: 0131 244 9059
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