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Advocate General for Scotland appointed 29/05/2015 The UK government has announced that Richard Keen QC has been appointed as the Advocate General for Scotland.

Advocate General for Scotland appointed

The UK government has announced that Richard Keen QC has been appointed as the Advocate General for Scotland.

He becomes the most senior legal adviser to the UK government on Scots Law.

As a UK Law Officer, he will work with the Attorney General and Solicitor General for England and Wales to provide legal advice to the UK government on the full range of UK government policy and legislation and has particular statutory functions under the Scottish devolution settlement. Mr Keen will also represent the UK government in courts and tribunals.

He will be supported by the Office of the Advocate General, which consists of lawyers and administrative staff with offices in Edinburgh and in London.

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