Solicitor-General of New Zealand

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The Solicitor-General of New Zealand is the second law officer of state in New Zealand.wikipedia
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Attorney-General (New Zealand)

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The Solicitor-General is also head of the Crown Law Office, that comprises lawyers employed to represent the Attorney-General in court proceedings in New Zealand.
In the latter role (but strictly not in the former), the Attorney-General is assisted by the Solicitor-General, a non-partisan official.

Crown Law Office (New Zealand)

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The Solicitor-General is also head of the Crown Law Office, that comprises lawyers employed to represent the Attorney-General in court proceedings in New Zealand.
The position of Solicitor-General was not established until 1867 and was initially a political office as it currently is in England.

John McGrath (judge)

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He was also a judge of the Court of Appeal from 2000 to 2005, and the Solicitor-General of New Zealand from 1989 to 2000.

Terence Arnold

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He was the Solicitor-General of New Zealand from 2000, before being made a judge of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand in 2006.

David Collins (judge)

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He was the Solicitor-General of New Zealand from 1 September 2006 to 15 March 2012, before being made a judge of the High Court in 2012.

John Salmond (judge)

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In 1907 Salmond was appointed as Counsel to the Law Drafting Office where he remained for four years, until his appointment in 1911 as Solicitor-General.

Frederick Fitchett

He served as solicitor-general from 1901 to 1910, and represented New Zealand at the 1907 conference of French, British and colonial representatives that considered the New Hebrides question.

John Hyde Harris

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During his second term from 1867–68, he was a member of the second Stafford Ministry (from 9 September 1867), holding the role of Solicitor-General from 26 October 1867 until 13 May 1868.

Una Jagose

She was appointed Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau in 2015, Solicitor-General in February 2016 and Queen's Counsel in June 2016.

Constitution Act 1986

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Under section 9A of the Constitution Act 1986 the Solicitor-General can exercise almost all of the statutory functions conferred on the Attorney-General.

New Zealand House of Representatives

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In 1854 the General Assembly introduced a bill to establish, among others, the position of Solicitor-General.

Bill (law)

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In 1854 the General Assembly introduced a bill to establish, among others, the position of Solicitor-General.

James O'Neill (New Zealand politician)

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James O'Neill opposed the establishment of the position because each Province had its own Solicitor and thought that they together with the Attorney-General were sufficient.

Provinces of New Zealand

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James O'Neill opposed the establishment of the position because each Province had its own Solicitor and thought that they together with the Attorney-General were sufficient.

Henry Sewell

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Papers in 1854 refer to Sewell as the late Solicitor-General, yet his biography says he was Attorney-General.

William Travers (politician)

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Also, in 1861 reference is made of Travers being offered the position, but Travers had not been in office since 1859.

Francis Bell (New Zealand politician)

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When William Cunningham MacGregor was appointed judge in 1923, the Attorney-General, Francis Bell discontinued the office of Solicitor General, with the tasks to be carried out by the Principal Law Officer, to which office Arthur Fair was appointed.

Queen's Counsel

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Fair was eventually appointed Solicitor-General in May 1925, and at the same time, he was made a King's Counsel.

High Court of New Zealand

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There has been a usual practice of appointing the Solicitor General as a Judge of the High Court, although former Solicitor-General Terrence Arnold's predecessor, John McGrath QC, was appointed to the Court of Appeal in July 2000 (Justice McGrath was subsequently appointed to the Supreme Court in May 2005.

Supreme Court of New Zealand

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There has been a usual practice of appointing the Solicitor General as a Judge of the High Court, although former Solicitor-General Terrence Arnold's predecessor, John McGrath QC, was appointed to the Court of Appeal in July 2000 (Justice McGrath was subsequently appointed to the Supreme Court in May 2005.

Hung jury

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If the retrial also results in a hung jury, the case must be referred to the Solicitor-General.

Lowell Goddard

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She was Crown Counsel and Head of the Criminal Law Team at the Crown Law Office in Wellington from 1989 to 1995, and served as Deputy Solicitor-General of New Zealand from 1992 to 1995.