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The Attorney General's Office

The Attorney General's Office
​​​​​​​​​The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Government of Mauritius.
The Attorney General must be a citizen of the state and a qualified candidate for the legislative election.
When the holder of the office of the Attorney-General is not an elected member of the National Assembly, then the only restriction is that he is not entitled to vote in the assembly.




The Office executes a number of functions, some of which are highlighted below.

The Solicitor General

The Solicitor General is the highest public officer of the Attorney general's Office. He advises the State and the various departments; handles major litigation in which the State, its agencies, or officers, is a party. This includes defending the State in the different courts as well as filing suits on behalf of the State.

Legislative ​​​Drafting


The Parliamentary Counsel, assisted by a number of Senior Officers, prepares Bills and reviews existing legislations. ​

The Chief State Attorney


The Chief State Attorney​ assisted by a team of Attorneys, acts as the main attorney to the government.

The Attorney General's Office consists of the following Officers:-
CounselAttorneys​Chief Legal Secretary
Solicitor GeneralChief State Attorney​​​​
​Chief Legal Secretary
Deputy Solicitor General, Parliamentary Counsel
Deputy Chief State Attorney​Legal Secretary
Assistant Solicitor General, Senior Assistant Parliamentary Counsel
Principal State Attorney​Assistant Legal Secretary
Assistant Parliamentary Counsel
Senior State Attorney
Curator of Vacant Estates
Principal State Counsel
State Attorney 
Senior State Counsel
 Temporary State Attorney
State Counsel
Temporary State Counsel