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Attorney General's Chambers

Contact Details

Attorney General's Chambers
3rd Floor
St Mary’s Court
Hill Street
Post Code: IM1 1EU
Telephone:+ 44 (0) 1624 685452
Fax:+ 44 (0) 1624 629162
Attorney GeneralMr SM Harding
Government AdvocateMr K Murray
Chief Legislative DrafterMiss L Marsh-Smith
Legislative Drafters:Mr I Beale
Mr D Bermingham
Mr H Connell
Mrs M Hedqvist (Assistant)
Director of Prosecutions Mr S Neale
Legal OfficersMiss RL Braidwood
M Benson
Mr J Bullas
Mrs R Burnett
Mr P Davey
Mr D Griffin
Mrs H Helfrich
Mrs M Kelly
Mrs F Kniveton
Mr A Murphy
Mrs E Murray
Miss M A Norman
Mrs E Smith
Mrs L Watts


The Attorney General for the Isle of Man is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen and holds office during Her Majesty’s pleasure. He is ex officio a member of the Legislative Council and attends meetings of the Council of Ministers.

  • HM Attorney General is the legal adviser to the Crown in the Isle of Man and the Government of the Isle of Man. He is also responsible for the prosecution of offences in the Court of General Gaol Delivery and for the drafting of Government legislation.

The Attorney General’s Chambers deal with civil and criminal matters for the Government of the Isle of Man. It also provides legal advice to Government Departments and Statutory Boards.

Child Abduction

The Attorney General is the central authority under the Hague Convention and European Convention in relation to abducted children. For further information see the following documents or send an email to


The text of Acts of Tynwald passed after the end of 2000 can be found in the InfoCentre.

For details of the following publication fax: +44 (0)1624 629162 or phone: +44 (0)1624 686481.

  • Laws of the Isle of Man (printed and CD-ROM editions 2005 with updates), including the Statutes of the Isle of Man and the Manx Law Reports, is published by Blackhall Publishing.