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Agency ID147
TitleSolicitor General's Office I
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 11/4/1922
End Date 22/4/1925
Date NotesN/A

Provided legal services to the government

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19Department of Justice (I) 11/4/1922 22/4/1925
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1922, Vol CXVIII, No. 141, p.1232
Queensland Government Gazette 1925, Vol. CXXIV, No. 117, p.1818
Queensland Public Service List 1925, p. 59
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The public service position of Solicitor General was first created on 11 April 1922 and, in this first instance, lasted until 22 April 1925. During this time the position was occupied by William Flood who had formerly been the Crown Solicitor.

With the creation of the position of Solicitor General, the Office of the Solicitor General was also established superseding the Crown Solicitor's Office, although the position of Crown Solicitor remained within the Solicitor General's Office.

The Solicitor General's Office was responsible for legal services to the State of Queensland and advice to the Attorney General and other Ministers, government departments and other government agencies.

The Solicitor General's Office was one of the offices of the Justice Department under the supervision of the Attorney General. The Office included the Solicitor General, the Crown Solicitor, the Chief Legal Assistant, and Legal Assistants and Crown Prosecutors.

The position of Solicitor General and the Solicitor General's Office were abolished, and the Crown Solicitor's Office was re-established on 22 April 1925.

From 12 August 1890 to 13 March 1893, a Solicitor General was the Minister in charge of the Crown Solicitor's Office. From 1922 onwards, Solicitors General were public servants.

The elevation of the Crown Solicitor to Solicitor General occurred again in 1937 when the position of Solicitor General was re-established, and, with the position of Crown Solicitor, has continued to the present day.
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Queensland State Archives Agency ID147, Solicitor General's Office I
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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