Suva lawyer Graham Leung has been appointed as Fiji’s new Attorney General.

Graham Leung took his oath of office before President Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere at State House today.

Leung is an accomplished and highly qualified Barrister and Solicitor with over 30 years of expertise in constitutional law, international law, diplomacy and justice across national, regional and international levels, with a strong background in governance and human rights.

He has extensive experience in strategic planning, policy and programming and advice delivery.

He is a former President of the Fiji Law Society and previously held the role of Secretary for Justice of Nauru. Prior to that he was Director of the Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers at the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva.

Leung started his career at the Attorney Generals Office in Fiji where he rose to the position of Deputy Solicitor General before he joined private practice as a partner in a prominent Suva law firm. Leung read law at the University of Adelaide where he attained his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B (Hons.)

He also holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA School of Law). As a volunteer, Leung was previously a Director of Greenpeace Pacific and a former Board member of the Fiji Rugby Union.

Former Attorney General Siromi Turaga will continue as Minister for Justice.