The Solicitor General (SG) is one of the government’s two Law Officers and supports the Attorney General (AG) across a range of responsibilities. These include:
- deputising for the Attorney General and being responsible for such matters as the Attorney General delegates
- supporting the Attorney General in overseeing the Government Legal Department (GLD), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Service Prosecuting Authority, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and the Serious Fraud Office
- providing support to the Attorney General on civil litigation and advice on civil law matters and on the public interest function.