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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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.
The Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Keen of Elie QC represented the UK Government in two UKSC hearings in Edinburgh this week.
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, joined families of those killed and members of the community to lay wreaths at Dryfesdale cemetery in Lockerbie.
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.
The Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Wallace, will use a speech to warn that the document "deals with matters which are speculative and not within the capacity of the Scottish Government to deliver".
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.
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.
Disputes under the major UK Government services contract can now be resolved in Scotland, the Advocate General for Scotland Lord Keen of Elie QC announced today.
Advocate General for Scotland Jim Wallace spoke out days after Police Scotland were forced to reverse their decision to put armed officers on the beat.

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