India-born Suella Braverman, who was appointed UK Attorney General in the newly mixed Cabinet of Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month, was officially sworn in for the post at a ceremony before the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday.
The 39-year-old minister, lawyer and law graduate from Cambridge University, who specializes in public law and judicial review, said her priority would be to restore confidence in the judicial system.
"It is a privilege to be sworn in as Attorney General and a moment that I will appreciate as the second woman to be called to this historic role," said Braverman after the ceremony.
"Restoring trust in the criminal justice system is a top priority for me. I would like to thank my predecessor for his work in this area and his excellent service to the government," she said of former Attorney General Geoffrey Cox.
Robert Buckland, Lord Chancellor and British Justice Minister, welcomed the new incumbent's "vital and historical role" as the government's top legal adviser.
"The relationship between the judicial officer and the Lord Chancellor is vital. I look forward to working closely with the lawyer on the rule of law, which is the cornerstone of our democracy and a key factor in our success as a lawyer is a civilized and wealthy nation," said Robert Buckland.
Mr. Braverman's role will include overseeing the work of the legal departments, which include independent law enforcement agencies, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Serious Fraud Office.
Mr Braverman, a Member of Parliament for Fareham in the South East of England since 2015, was a vocal supporter of Brexit and was previously Minister in the former exit from the European Union.
As a former member of the Attorney General's Treasury Counsel, she has previously defended the UK Home Office on immigration cases.
Mr. Braverman, whose maiden name is Suella Fernandes, was born in London to immigrant parents from Kenya and Mauritius with roots in Goa and southern India. She studied law at Queen's College at the University of Cambridge and graduated in law from the University of Paris. She is the first attorney general to be appointed by a Conservative Party government.