(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 25 No 2 Feb/March 2020

Book of the Month

Cover of Lewin on Trusts

Lewin on Trusts

Price: £395.00

Wildy, Simmonds & Hill

Just Published

The Complete List...

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General (eBook)

Edited by: Gabrielle Appleby, Patrick Keyzer, John M. Williams

ISBN13: 9781472407030
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
Price: £114.00
The amount of VAT charged may change depending on your location of use.

Once the order is confirmed an automated e-mail will be sent to you to allow you to download the eBook.

All eBooks are supplied firm sale and cannot be returned. If you believe there is a fault with your eBook then contact us on ebooks@wildy.com and we will help in resolving the issue. This does not affect your statutory rights.

This eBook is available in the following formats: ePub.

In stock.
Need help with ebook formats?

Also available as

In recent years, controversy has surrounded the role of top government lawyers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Allegations of bad lawyering and bad ethics in public office over the 'torture memos' in the United States and the political pressure placed on the Attorney-General in the United Kingdom to approve the legality of the Iraq war, have seen these relatively obscure group of government lawyers thrust into the public debate. Unlike its Anglo-American contemporaries, Australia's chief legal adviser, the Solicitor-General, has remained largely out of the public eye.

This collection provides a rare and overdue insight into a fundamental public institution in all Australian jurisdictions. It provides a historical, theoretical, practical and comparative perspective of this little known, but vitally important, office at a time when the transparency and accountability of government has taken on an increased significance. Of interest to anyone interested in the integrity of government, the book will be particularly useful to government, political parties and the academy. It will also be a valuable reference work to those working towards a redefinition of the role of top government legal advisors.

Other Jurisdictions , eBooks, Australia
Foreword, P.A. Keane
Preface, Gabrielle Appleby, Patrick Keyzer and John M. Williams
Introduction: Public Sentinels, Gabrielle Appleby and John M. Williams

Part I The Australian Solicitor-General: Aspects of the history of the Solicitor-General in Australia, Keith Mason
The Parliament, the Executive and the Solicitor-General, Anthony Mason
The courts, the Executive and the Solicitor-General, M.G. Hinton
The role of Solicitors-General in advising the holders of vice-regal office, M. Sexton
Attorneys-General, Solicitors-General and the 'public interest' in Australian constitutional cases: a case for citizen input into the development of constitutional policy, Patrick Keyzer.

Part II The Solicitor-General in Context: The first modern law officer in Australia, Fiona Hanlon
The challenge of providing legal services to government, Gabrielle Appleby.

Part III Comparative Perspectives: The role of Solicitor-General in contemporary New Zealand, David Collins
The law officers of the Crown and the rule of law in the United Kingdom, Klearchos A. Kyriakides
The advisory function of the Attorney General in the United States, Harold H. Bruff
Solicitors General in the United States, H.W. Perry Jr
Government lawyers and the elusive concept of public interest: a Canadian perspective, M. Deborah MacNair