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HM Attorney General’s appointment extended

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Her Majesty The Queen has formally agreed to extend the appointment of the Isle of Man's Attorney General.

John Quinn QC, who had been due to retire in May 2019, will now continue to act as the legal adviser to the Lieutenant Governor, Council of Ministers, Government Departments and Statutory Boards until 31 December 2021.

A long-serving advocate and past President of the Isle of Man Law Society, Mr Quinn served as HM Acting Attorney General from 2013 until 2017 when he was appointed HM Attorney General in the Isle of Man.

The Attorney General offers guidance on matters of law and issues relating to the Island's domestic and external interests. He is also responsible for representing the Crown in the prosecution of offences and for the drafting of Government legislation.

Mr Quinn said:

'It is a great honour and privilege to serve as HM Attorney General in the Isle of Man and I am delighted that Her Majesty The Queen has approved my request to continue in post for a further two and a half years.'

Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney added:

'John Quinn is a public servant of the highest calibre and the extension of his service ensures the Island will continue to benefit from his ability and experience.'

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