New Solicitor General appointed
Edward Timpson CBE MP has been appointed as Solicitor General for England and Wales
Solicitor General, Edward Timpson CBE MP
The Prime Minister has appointed Edward Timpson CBE MP as Solicitor General for England and Wales.
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 a number of functions in the public interest—such as 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.
Commenting on his appointment, the Solicitor General, Edward Timpson CBE MP, said:
"I am honoured to have been appointed as Solicitor General for England and Wales.
"One of my first priorities is to continue the Government’s work in rebuilding confidence in our criminal justice system—particularly for victims.
"I look forward to working with the Attorney General, Government lawyers and the Civil Service to play my part in making the law and politics work together at the heart of the UK constitution."