Solicitor General

Current role holder: Alison Di Rollo

Alison Di Rollo

Alison Di Rollo is a Senior Advocate Depute and was appointed Solicitor General in June 2016.

Responsibilities

The Solicitor General is a Scottish Law Officer. The Solicitor General supports the Lord Advocate in the exercise of the Lord Advocate’s functions, and may exercise, as required, his statutory and common law powers.

Biography

Ms Di Rollo joined the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in 1985 as a fiscal. She then worked in the Policy Group at the Crown Office prior to being appointed Deputy Head of the High Court Unit and later Head of Operational Policy.

In May 2008, Ms Di Rollo was seconded from COPFS to take up an appointment as a trial advocate depute. She was appointed as deputy head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit in 2011 and became head of the unit in January 2013.