Civil Division

The Solicitor-General by section 3 (1) of the Legal Service Law 1993 (PNDC Law 320) is the head of the legal service in the absence of the Attorney-General and the Deputy Attorney-General.

The Division performs the following functions:

a. Represents the Government in all industrial and commercial negotiations including drafting, vetting of contracts and agreements involving departments and agencies of government.
b. Prosecutes civil cases in all the courts on behalf of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
c. Processing and settlement of civil claims against the Government in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
d. Attorneys serving as Members, Secretaries, Counsel for committees and Commissions of Enquiry.
e. Providing legal opinion on loans contracted by Government or any of its agencies prior to the disbursement of such loans.
f. Serving on Central and Regional Tender Boards.
g. Settlement of disputes or cases out of court, to save the State from the payment of heavy costs, damages in compensation, where in the opinion of the Solicitor-General the State is liable through the Commission or Departments, Agencies or Ministries it is the role of this office to settle.
h. General legal advice to Government in all matters.