Solicitor for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy

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Office of the Solicitor for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy
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Judicial Department
Reports toCounsel to the Admiralty
NominatorFirst lord of the Admiralty
AppointerPrime Minister
Subject to formal approval by the Queen-in-Council
Term lengthNot fixed
Inaugural holderEdward Whittaker
Formation1692-1698

The Solicitor for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy was established in 1692, the office holder was the Department of Admiralty's chief legal adviser and legal practitioner who acted on its behalf until 1698 when the office fell vacant. It was reestablished in 1703 under a different title of Solicitor to the Admiralty and Navy .[1]

History

From 1673 and 1696 the Counsel to the Navy Board was allowed to employ a solicitor. In 1692 a separate office for the Board of Admiralty was created called the Solicitor for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, was appointed until 1698 when the office became vacant until 1699. In 1703 an Assistant to the Admiralty Counsel was established who had previously been called the Solicitor of Admiralty Droits both of these offices were then held concurrently by the same person. However the post holder was always usually known as the Solicitor instead of the assistant counsel this new office was called Solicitor to the Admiralty and Navy.[1].

Office Holders

Included:[1]

  1. 1692-1698, Edward Whittaker

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sainty, J.C. (1975). Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660–1870. London: University of London. p. 79.

Bibliography

  1. Admiralty, Great Britain (1857). The Navy List. London, England: H.M. Stationery Office.
  2. Office, Admiralty (March 1834). "Judicial Department". The Navy List. London, England: John Murray.
  3. Sainty, J.C. (1975). Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870. London: University of London.
  4. 'Solicitor 1692-1870', in Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4, Admiralty Officials 1660-1870, ed. J C Sainty (London, 1975), p. 79. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/office-holders/vol4/p79 [accessed 5 January 2019].
  5. The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter Volume VI. London, England: Law Newspaper Company. 10 May 1862.