New Solicitor General

Attorney General Kiel Loughman (left) congratulating the newly appointed Solicitor General, Mr Gilu

A new Solicitor General of the State Law Office has been appointed yesterday.

He is Frederick John Gilu.

Gilu was formerly the Director of the Policy Unit.

He replaced the former Solicitor General, Viran Molisa Trief, who resigned at the end of last year.

A senior officer in the State Law, Florence William, was carrying out duties as the Acting Solicitor General until Gilu took office yesterday.

Gilu’s appointment was made on the recommendation of a judicial panel.

Gilu started out as a state counsel before becoming head of the Policy Unit.

The State Law Act clearly states out his new role as the Solicitor General .

The Solicitor General’s Office will supervise and conduct government litigation in court. It plays a vital role in keeping the court informed.

Gilu is responsible to represent the Attorney General in his (Attorney General) absence.

The position of Solicitor General is one of the highest under the Justice Department.

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