The final office to consider in this context, is that of the Attorney-General, who acts as the principal legal advisor to the Government of the day. It is the Attorney-General who will appear on behalf of the Government in most cases. The Attorney-General is a law officer, and is thus a member of the Government. Crucially, however, he does not usually sit in Cabinet, unlike the Lord Chancellor. It is understood by convention that the Attorney General should be free from partisan political influence in his work. Although Munro illustrates the perceived severity of breaching this convention with how the Attorney-General stopped a prosecution for sedition in 1924 allegedly on the advice of the Cabinet led to the downfall of the Labour government, this convention is unlikely to be a sufficiently strong safeguard against breaches of rights contained in the HRA 1998.We have seen, then, how the inception of the HRA 1998, which incorporates into English law the European Convention on Human Rights, has significantly altered the constitutional position in England, and in particular has forced three of the historic and hugely significant offices either to adapt or to disappear. The principal reason for this is to be found in the guarantee of a fair and impartial trial for citizens, contained in Article 6 of the ECHR, which rests on the doctrine of the separation of powers. This is unattainable where the judiciary, executive, and legislature overlap each other.