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Before the 29th September, 1959, the duties of Legal Adviser to the Brunei Government were performed by the Attorney General of Sarawak, who was assisted by a Deputy Legal Adviser stationed in Brunei.

When the Constitution was proclaimed on the 29th. September, 1959, the appointment of Attorney General of Brunei came into being and as from that date the Attorney General of Sarawak ceased to be the Legal Adviser to the Government.

ATTORNEY GENERALS OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM SINCE 29TH. SEPTEMBER, 1959

Name From To
Tan Sri Ali bin Hassan 29.9.1959 19.9.1961
Dato Aziz bin Mohd. Zain 20.9.1961 14.1.1963
Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Laila Kanun Diraja Dato Laila Utama Awang Idris Talog Davies 15.1.1963 22.7.1977
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Laila Kanun Diraja Pengiran Haji Bahrin bin Pengiran Haji Abbas 1.1.1978 24.6.1998
Dato Paduka Awg. Hj.Kifrawi bin Dato Hj. Kifli 24.6.1998 -
     

The Attorney General who is assisted by the Solicitor General, Assistant Solicitor General, counsel and legal officers is also the Public Prosecutor, Registrar of Companies, Registrar of Business Names, Registrar of Trade Marks, Registrar of Bills of Sales and Registrar General of Marriages.