Attorney General John Quinn has died.
An announcement from the government reads:
’It is with great sadness that the Isle of Man Government announces the death of John Quinn QC, Her Majesty’s Attorney General. Mr Quinn died after a short period of illness in hospital.’
Mr Quinn was appointed in 2017 having been acting AG since 2013 when Stephen Harding resigned.
The Attorney General’s role is to offer guidance on matters of law and issues relating to the island’s domestic and external interests and is a non-voting member of the Legislative Council.
And he is also responsible for representing the Crown in the prosecution of offences and for the drafting of Government legislation.