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Government Legal Services

Government Legal Services is one of three services within the Law and Regulation Directorate.

The Legal Services team provide the following services to the Governments of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands:

  • Legal and regulatory advice and representation (including advice on international law and convention obligations);
  • Prosecutions;
  • Provision of a modern legislative framework.

We aim to:

  • Provide the highest quality, cost effective legal services that meet the needs of the Falkland Islands Government and the Governor, and command the confidence of the judiciary and the public;
  • Deliver the prosecution service through the consistent, fair and independent review of cases, and through their fair and thorough presentation at court;
  • Agree and implement new legislation, (with a strong focus on facilitating the development of the oil and gas industry).
  • Review and modernise laws;
  • Develop our staff for the benefit of their own careers and in the interest of the Falkland Islands Government.

We aim to provide all of these services with the highest standards of integrity.