History - Past Attorney Generals

Prior to 1982 - The Falkland Islands had no resident Attorney General and the Falkland Islands Government's legal advice was provided by legal advisers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
1982 - The post of Attorney General was created in the Islands in 1982 with the first Attorney General being Michael Charles Lloyd Gaiger appointed by Sir Rex Masterman Hunt.
1985 - The post of Attorney General was formalised by the Falkland Islands Constitution Order 1985.

Michael Gaiger completed his contract as Attorney General on 5 June 1987 and subsequent holders of the post of Attorney General were:

1987 - David Geoffrey Lang CMG CBE QC – 6 June 1987 to 31 October 2006
2006 - Melanie Louise Best Chilton – 1 November 2006 to 19 January 2007
2007 - Robert Mark Titterington – 26 February 2007 to 25 May 2007
           David Francis William Pickup CB – 31 August 2007 to 28 February 2011
2011 - Mark David Lewis – 28 March 2011 to 23 March 2014
2014 - The current Attorney General Charles Peter Judge MBE was appointed on 24 March 2014.

 History of Government Legal Services

Government Legal Services were originally housed in offices in the east end ground floor of the Secretariat building.

In 1994, with staff numbers increasing to two lawyers and two support staff, more space was required and they were relocated to Cable Cottage.

Over subsequent years the number of staff has continued to increase until in 2011, with five lawyers and three support staff, Government Legal Services moved again to their current location at the Old Print Shop behind The Secretariat, accompanied by Civil Aviation Department and Regulatory Services (another service under the Law and Regulation Directorate).