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Isle of Man extends Attorney General's appointment

11/02/2019 News Team

The Isle of Man’s Attorney General, John Quinn QC, will continue in his role until 31 December 2021.

Mr Quinn, who had been due to retire in May 2019, will continue to act as the legal adviser to the Isle of Man's Lieutenant Governor, Council of Ministers, Government Departments and Statutory Boards until the end of 2021.

He is a long-serving advocate and past president of the Isle of Man Law Society, and 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 Isle of Man’s domestic and external interests. He is responsible for representing the Crown in the prosecution of offences and for the drafting of Government legislation.

Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney commented: “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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