Solicitor General sworn in
Edward Timpson CBE QC MP was sworn in today (20 July 2022) as Solicitor General for England and Wales
Edward Timpson CBE QC MP was sworn in today (20 July 2022) as Solicitor General for England and Wales.
The Solicitor General was also appointed to the rank and office of Queen’s Counsel.
After the ceremony, the Solicitor General, Edward Timpson CBE QC MP, said:
“It is a privilege to be sworn in as Solicitor General for England and Wales.
“The responsibilities the Solicitor General fulfils are critical to the workings of our justice system.
“I look forward to working with the Attorney General to play my part in strengthening our justice system, upholding the rule of law, and improving how we care for victims of crime.”
With the Attorney General, the Solicitor General oversees the work of the Law Officers’ Departments, which include the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, the Government Legal Department, and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.
The Solicitor General also carries out functions in the public interest, including considering whether to refer unduly lenient sentences to the Court of Appeal, and taking action when there has been a contempt of court.
These functions are carried out independently of the Solicitor’s role as a Government minister.