Advocate General for Scotland


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Advocate General for Scotland

the UK law officer who advises the UK government in relation to Scots law. The Advocate General may intervene in court proceedings dealing with a devolution issue or refer a Scottish bill considered to be outside the Scottish Parliament's competence to the PRiPRIVY COUNCIL.
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The legal challenge to the legislation was brought by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland - the UK Government's senior law officers - who referred the Bill to the Supreme Court to seek legal certainty "in the public interest".
The Advocate General for Scotland's office will seek to appeal a decision by Scotland's most senior judge after Scottish politicians were given permission for an authoritative ruling from Europe's highest court on whether MPs can halt Brexit by revoking the Article 50 withdrawal process.
The EU exit legislation has been referred to the court by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland, the Government's senior law officers.
On November 24 last year at Stirling Sheriff Court, a petition was lodged by the Advocate General for Scotland, on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs, asking that the company be wound up by the Court and a liquidator appointed.
Potential members of Sturgeon's advisory committee include former Labour first minister McConnell and Lib Dem deputy first minister Wallace, who was also advocate general for Scotland.
Following his departure at the end of March, Lord Keen of Elie will act as a Lords spokesman for the Home Office in addition to his other responsibilities as Advocate General for Scotland, said Downing Street in a statement.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Lord Wallace, Advocate General for Scotland, were among those who took part in the memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony at Dryfesdale Cemetery.
In his letter to Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Wallace, the Business Secretary said there was 'considerable public concern' about the actions of the lender's leadership, which left RBS needing a PS45.5 billion taxpayer-funded rescue.
He suggested Lord Wallace, the Advocate General for Scotland, could equally monitor Welsh law-making from Westminster.
And he landed himself in double trouble by leaving the chamber before Advocate General for Scotland Lynda Clarke had finished answering questions.
Advocate General for Scotland Lord Keen told seven justices at the start of proceedings yesterday that their case was "the Scottish Bill as a whole cannot stand".

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