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Agency:
Office of the Crown Advocate
Agency Number:
Start Date:
02 Jul 1973
End Date:
09 May 1986
Description:
To institute and undertake criminal proceedings on behalf of the Crown, advise police on prosecutions, to serve as solicitor or counsel to the Crown as directed by the Solicitor-General or Attorney-General. The Office of the Crown Advocate was created to separate the day-to-day Crown law work from the advisory and constitutional law functions of the Solicitor-General. The preponderance of criminal prosecutions led to the reconstitution of the office as the Director of Public Prosecutions on 9 May 1986.~
Legislation Administered:
Crown Advocate Act 1973
Legislation Creating:
Crown Advocate Act 1973 (No.11 of 1973). (Brought into operation by Statutory Rule 1973 No.106)
Controlling Agencies:
Solicitor General's Department (TA181)01 Jan 182829 Jun 1983

Law Department (TA373)15 Mar 198317 Jul 1989
Previous Agencies:
Solicitor General's Department (TA181)01 Jan 182829 Jun 1983
Series Created By Agency:
SGD13 Criminal Prosecution Files.01 Jan 185831 Dec 1997