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The Attorney General (Manx: Yn Turneyr Theayagh or Yn Ard-Turneyr)[1] of the Isle of Man is the Government's top legal adviser and has an ex officio (non-voting) seat in the Legislative Council.

The Attorney General is a Crown officer, rather than a member of the Isle of Man Government. He is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the UK Secretary of State for Justice.[2]

Her Majesty's Attorney General in the Isle of Man is currently John Quinn QC, who first held the post in an acting capacity until 2017, while Stephen Harding was suspended and after Harding resigned. Harding was charged with perjury and committing acts against public justice, but after two trials in which the juries were unable to agree a verdict, it was announced that no further criminal proceedings would be taken.[3]

List of Attorneys GeneralEdit

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  1. ^ Manx Radio bilingual article on the jury system
  2. ^ "Attorney General's Chambers". Isle of Man Government. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Charges dropped against Attorney General". Isle of Man Newspapers. 24 February 2014. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  4. ^ "John Quinn appointed as Isle of Man acting attorney general". BBC News. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013.

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