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Government Legal System

The Attorney General's Office

Chief legal advisers to the Government and responsible for all Crown litigation. Information about their role, responsibilities, and structure.

Civil Justice Council

Promotes the needs of civil justice in England and Wales and monitor the system to ensure that progress to modernise it continues.

The Coroners Society of England and Wales

A professional society for all coroners, deputy and assistant deputy coroners; describes their role, with contacts and resources.

The Crown Prosecution Service

The body responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. Includes performance reports.

Her Majesty's Courts Service

Responsible for managing the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court, county courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales. Includes a comprehensive guide to the system, with advice and resources for professionals and the public.

The High Sheriffs' Association of England and Wales (The Shrievalty Association)

Formed to protect, promote and sustain the ancient Office and traditions of the High Sheriff; includes information about the role, a listing of current holders of the post, events, projects, and contacts.

Legal Ombudsman

An independent ombudsman scheme to deal with complaints by consumers about legal services in England and Wales. Provides a comprehensive guide to its role and services.

Legal Services Board

Regulator for eight separate bodies named as Approved Regulators in the Legal Services Act 2007, regulating around 120,000 lawyers practising in England and Wales. Describes their role, with resources, news, and contacts.

Legal Services Commission (LSC)

Runs the legal aid scheme in England and Wales; provides a guide to their community legal advice and criminal defence services.

Money Claim Online (MCOL)

An Internet based service for claimants and defendants provided by HM Courts and Tribunals Service; includes advice and guidance on making a court claim for money.

The Treasury Solicitor's Department

Provides legal services to central government departments, and other publicly funded bodies in England and Wales. Includes information about their services, structure, publications, and recruitment.

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