AN acting Attorney General has been appointed.
John Quinn has been appointed – officially by the Queen – for a period of 12 months and will act as legal adviser to the Lieutenant Governor, Council of Ministers, government departments and statutory boards, while the current role holder, Stephen Harding, is suspended pending a court case.
The acting Attorney General will offer guidance on matters of law and he will also be responsible for representing the Crown in the prosecution of offences and for the drafting of government legislation.
Mr Quinn is a past president of the Isle of Man Law Society.
He said: ‘It is a great honour to be appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to the post of Acting Attorney General. I will endeavour to serve the Crown and the Isle of Man community to the best of my abilities over the next 12 months. This is a challenging role and one I am very much looking forward to.’
Mr Quinn will take up the appointment in March.
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