Friday, 10 September 2010 9:32 AM

Government Names New AG

Private lawyer Billy Titiulu is Solomon Islands new Attorney General.

His appointment was effective as of Tuesday, enabling him to accompany Prime Minister Danny Philip for the first sitting of the ninth parliament.

His appointment is yet to be officially announced but Mr Titiulu told the Solomon Star he's the new Attorney General.

Mr Titiulu is co-owner of the private law firm Pacific Lawyers.

He said this is an exciting appointment and he's looking forward to serving the new government during its term.

He is not new to the Attorney General's chambers, having previously worked as chief crown counsel there.

With his new appointment, it means he will relinquish his association with Pacific Lawyers to his business partner Chris Hapa.

Mr Titiulu from Ulawa, Makira Province, started work as a lawyer in 1993 and has about 17 years of experience.

He previously worked in the Public Solicitor office, as deputy chairman of Trade Dispute Panel, then as a company secretary and legal adviser to the former National Bank of Solomon Islands now BSP, before going into private practice in 2002.

Mr Titiulu replaces Gabriel Suri, who got the job in 2008 when the last Dr Sikua Government came into power.

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