Conor McCormick

Conor McCormick

Conor's PhD research is about the position of law officers in the UK constitution. Modern law officers in the UK carry different titles, namely the Attorneys General (for England and Wales, and Northern Ireland); the Solicitors General (for England and Wales, and Scotland); the Advocates General (for Northern Ireland and Scotland); the Counsel General (for Wales), and the Lord Advocate (for Scotland). Moreover, each law officer in the UK arguably exercises considerable influence on both the political policies and legal norms in their jurisdiction to varying degrees. Conor is exploring when and why a law officer’s opinion might be recognised and prioritised – in particular contexts – by members of the legislature, executive and judiciary. In addition, he aims to develop an understanding of how the interests of these notional patrons are taken into account by law officers, as well as the extent to which their interests may come into conflict. Further information about Conor is available to read here.‌