Department of Justice

Solicitor General
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About the Solicitor General

The Solicitor-General is Mrs Sarah Kay SC. Mrs Kay has held the office of Solicitor-General since January 2022. Mrs Kay is assisted in the provision of advice by a small team of legal practitioners.

One of the important features of the advice provided by the Solicitor-General is that Government must accept her advice as accurately stating the law. This provides the Government with legal certainty and highlights the importance of this office in the legal system in Tasmania.

The Solicitor-General does not provide legal advice to members of the public. Members of the public requiring legal advice should contact their own solicitor or the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania.