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Keynote speech: Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP, Attorney General

The Attorney General discussed the government's commitment to the rule of law.

Victoria Prentis, the attorney general, on stage at the IfG.
Victoria Prentis, Attorney General, discussed the role of the rule of law in her keynote speech.

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The rule of law is a fundamental principle of a constitutional democracy – but in recent years it has been the subject of much debate. 

What role should the rule of law play? What is the government’s commitment to the rule of law? And what part should public law play in solving political disputes? 

As Attorney General, Victoria Prentis KC MP acts at the intersection of politics and the law. She is Chief Legal Adviser to the Crown and advises the government on both domestic and international law. The Attorney General's Office oversees the Law Officers’ departments, which include the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, and the Government Legal Department, where the Attorney General was herself a government lawyer for 17 years before being elected as an MP. 

She gave a keynote speech at the Institute for Government. 

The event was chaired by Emma Norris, Deputy Director at the Institute for Government. Following her speech the Attorney General took part in a Q&A with the in-person and online audience. 

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