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Law Officers' Department

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08 December 2021

Law Officers’ Department maintains Lexcel accreditation

Following an independent assessment in October 2021, the Law Officers’ Department has been awarded Lexcel accreditation for ‘excellence in practice management and client care’ for the third year running.

21 October 2021

Consultation to be held on change to the Probate Law

People in Jersey are being asked for their views on proposed amendments to the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 that would provide new arrangements for the management of a deceased person’s moveable estate in Jersey.

13 July 2021

Money launderer jailed for 7 ½ years

On 10 March 2021, the Superior Number of the Royal Court sentenced Darius Pearce to a total 7 ½ years imprisonment in respect of money laundering arrangement offences.

03 June 2021

Attorney General secures $1m repatriation of funds to the US

Her Majesty’s Attorney General has worked with the United States Department of Justice in repatriating just under $1m to the US Treasury in the case of Ivan Scott Butler, an Alabama salesman convicted in the US of tax evasion.

​What we do

  • provide legal advice to the Government, the States Assembly and the Crown 
  • provide an independent public prosecution service for the Island 
  • protect the interests of the Crown and Government in civil proceedings 
  • help safeguard children and adults at risk 
  • assist overseas law enforcement agencies 
The Law Officers’ Department does not provide a legal service to members of the public or businesses.

Law Officers

Mark Temple

HM Attorney General

Matthew Jowitt

HM Solicitor General

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