By Gabrielle Appleby

in the back of each govt there's a powerful staff of hard-working attorneys. In Australia, the Solicitor-General leads that crew. A former Attorney-General as soon as stated, 'The Solicitor-General is subsequent to the excessive court docket and God.' And but the position of presidency legal professionals in Australia, and particularly the Solicitor-General because the so much senior of presidency attorneys, is under-theorised and under-studied.

The position of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating legislations, Politics and the general public curiosity goes backstage of presidency – drawing from interviews with over forty five govt and judicial officers – to discover the heritage, thought and perform of the Australian Solicitor-General. The research unearths a task that's of primary constitutional significance to making sure either the legality and the integrity of presidency motion, therefore contributing to the success of rule-of-law beliefs. The Solicitor-General additionally works to guard executive motion and prosecute executive rules within the court docket, and therefore plays a big function as messenger among the political and judicial branches of government.

But the Solicitor-General's place, as either an inner integrity payment on executive and an exterior warrior for presidency, offers upward push to competing pressures: among the legislation, politics and the general public curiosity. The place of work of the Solicitor-General in Australia has advanced many features around the nearly centuries of its background in an try and navigate those tensions. those pressures will not be exact to the Australian context. the knowledge of the Australian place supplied by means of this ebook is trained by way of, and should tell, comparative research of the function of presidency attorneys around the world.

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