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Law Officers' Department

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03 November 2022

Law Officers’ Department becomes Best Companies accredited and maintains Lexcel accreditation

Together with all States Departments the Law Officers’ Department took part in the Be Heard employee engagement survey in the summer of 2020.

30 September 2022

Appeal against forfeiture of £1.9m dismissed

Jersey Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against the Attorney General’s application seeking the forfeiture of approximately £1.9 million deposited into Jersey numbered bank accounts in a false identity between 1989 and the late 1990s.

22 July 2022

Attorney General secures repatriation of $529,000 to U.S.A.

The Attorney General has worked with the U.S. Department of Justice to repatriate just under $529,000 to the United States in the case of Florida resident Anthony Gignac.

20 May 2022

£1.9 million of funds seized

The Attorney General argued the accounts were created to hold and conceal proceeds of corruption received by Lieutenant General Useni while he held political office in the Abacha regime

​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 KC

HM Attorney General

Matthew Jowitt KC

HM Solicitor General

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