Frequent question: Is the lord advocate a cabinet member?

Who does the Lord Advocate report to?

Lord Advocate

He is the senior of the two Law Officers, along with the Solicitor General for Scotland. Both are appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister, with the agreement of the Scottish Parliament.

Is the Lord Advocate a judge?

The Lord Advocate as prosecutor and judge-maker.

Who is Scotlands Lord Advocate?

Rt Hon Dorothy Bain QC was appointed Lord Advocate in June 2021.

Who sits behind Nicola Sturgeon?

Christine Grahame

Christine Grahame MSP
Born Christine Grahame 9 September 1944 Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Occupation Solicitor

Who is James Wolfe QC?

James Wolffe QC is a leading Senior Counsel, and was appointed Lord Advocate in June 2016. James became an advocate in 1992 and was First Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Ministers from 2002 to 2007, the same year he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. From 2007 to 2010 he served as an Advocate Depute.

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Who controls the Crown Office in Scotland?

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is the independent public prosecution service for Scotland, and is a Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Agency overview
Agency executive David Harvie, Crown Agent
Parent agency Scottish Government

Does the UK have an Attorney General?

The Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP

Suella Braverman was appointed Attorney General on 13 February 2020. She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from January to November 2018. Suella was elected as the Conservative MP for Fareham in May 2015.

Who appoints the Advocate General in Scotland?

The officeholder is one of the Great Officers of State of Scotland. The current Lord Advocate is Dorothy Bain QC, who was nominated by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in June 2021.

How much do Scottish MPS earn?

From 1 April 2020, the salary of a Member of the Scottish Parliament is £64,470. Additional amounts are paid to ministers and officers of the Parliament. Both the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland receive the equivalent of an MSP salary included with their Law Officer salaries.

Is the Lord Advocate a member of the Scottish Government?

The fact of a Cabinet, and the Ministers who are members of it, are matters for the First Minister. The Lord Advocate is not a member of the Cabinet but sees all Cabinet papers, and she (or in her absence the Solicitor General) attends Cabinet meetings when required.

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How many Procurator Fiscal’s are there in Scotland?

Areas. There are eleven procurators fiscal in Scotland, each covering a geographical area or jurisdiction with a central office.

How much do Scottish advocates earn?

Qualified advocates typically earn £25,000–£35,000; this figure increases with experience to £50,000 or more. After 13 years an advocate can ‘take silk’ as a Queen’s Counsel (QC) and can then expect to earn significantly more.

Who is Nicola Sturgeon married to?

Peter Tierney Murrell (born 8 December 1964) is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish National Party (SNP). He is married to Nicola Sturgeon, the party’s leader and First Minister of Scotland.

Who is Nicola Sturgeon sister?

Gillian Sturgeon
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