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|Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales|
|Reports to||Attorney General for England and Wales|
on the advice of the Prime Minister
|Term length||At Her Majesty's Pleasure|
Her Majesty's Solicitor General for England and Wales, known informally as the Solicitor General, is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Attorney General, whose duty is to advise the Crown and Cabinet on the law. He or she can exercise the powers of the Attorney General in the Attorney General's absence.
There is also a Solicitor General for Scotland, who is the deputy of the Lord Advocate. As well as the Sovereign's Solicitor General, the Prince of Wales and a Queen consort (when the Sovereign is male) are also entitled to have an Attorney and Solicitor General, though the present Prince of Wales has only an Attorney General and no Solicitor General.
The Solicitor General is addressed in court as "Mr Solicitor" or ''Ms Solicitor''. Despite the title, the position is usually held by a barrister. Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, was confirmed in the post on 15 July 2014, replacing Sir Oliver Heald.
|Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party||Prime Minister|
|Harriet Harman||11 June 2001||10 May 2005||Labour||Tony Blair|
|Mike O'Brien||11 May 2005||29 June 2007||Labour|
|Dame Vera Baird||29 June 2007||11 May 2010||Labour||Gordon Brown|
|Sir Edward Garnier||13 May 2010||4 September 2012||Conservative||David Cameron|
|Sir Oliver Heald||4 September 2012||15 July 2014||Conservative|
|Robert Buckland||15 July 2014||Incumbent||Conservative|
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