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The Attorney-General’s Chambers is led by the Attorney-General, The Honourable Mr Lucien Wong, SC who was appointed to the office of the Attorney-General on 14 January 2017. He works closely with:

Deputy Attorneys-General
Mr Lionel Yee Woon Chin, SC (appointed on 14 January 2017)
Mr Tai Wei Shyong, SC (appointed on 1 January 2021)
Mr Ang Cheng Hock, SC (appointed on 1 October 2022)

Ms Daphne Hong (appointed on 1 April 2022)

The Attorney-General discharges his responsibilities and duties through 4 legal divisions (Civil, Crime, International Affairs, and Legislation), with the support of the Corporate Services Division, AGC-Legal Service Academy and Legal Operations Group. As principal legal adviser to the Government, the Attorney-General plays an important role in upholding the rule of law in Singapore, and thus contributes to one of the key aspirations of her people: to build a democratic society based on the fundamental ideals of justice and equality.

The Attorney-General performs the following key functions:

Legal Adviser to Government

The Attorney-General renders his advice to the Government on legal matters, and performs other legal duties referred or assigned to him by the President or the Cabinet.

By virtue of his office, the Attorney-General is not able to render legal advice to anyone other than the Government and its constituent Ministries and Departments. Therefore, any person or body corporate requiring legal advice should instruct an advocate and solicitor. If directory information on law practices and practising advocates and solicitors is required, please contact the Law Society of Singapore or visit its website www.lawsociety.org.sg.

An individual who does not have the resources to pay for legal advice may contact:

  • the Law Society to seek assistance under its Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS), if the matter relates to a criminal proceeding; or
  • the Legal Aid Bureau for civil matters, such as matrimonial proceedings, contracts or tortious claims.

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Public Prosecutor

The Attorney-General is vested with the power to institute, conduct or discontinue proceedings for any offence. The Attorney-General is independent in this role, and not subject to the control of the Government.

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Drafter of Laws

The Attorney-General is responsible for drafting Singapore’s laws and producing revised editions of legislation.

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Singapore’s Legal Representative

All actions by or against the Government are made in the name of the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General also represents Singapore, and advances and protects her interests, in the international arena and in international disputes.

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Protector of Charities

Under common law, the Attorney-General is the guardian of charities.

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Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition

Officers of the Attorney-General’s Chambers process and handle all formal requests for assistance in accordance with the provisions of the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act and any applicable Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

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