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Carey Olsen Litigation Partner To Become Next Jersey Attorney General

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor, London, 22 October 2014

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Carey Olsen litigation partner Robert MacRae has been appointed to the office of Attorney General of Jersey with effect from April 2015, succeeding Timothy Le Cocq QC.

Carey Olsen litigation partner Robert MacRae has been appointed to the office of Attorney General of Jersey with effect from April 2015, succeeding Timothy Le Cocq QC.

The appointment has been made on the recommendation of both the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and has been approved by the Queen.

MacRae’s firm said it is the first occasion on which a member of Carey Olsen in Jersey has been made a Crown Officer. MacRae, who was called to the English Bar in 1990, practiced in England for 10 years and was called to the Jersey Bar in 2003.  He has been a partner in Carey Olsen's Jersey office since 2005 and was appointed a Crown Advocate in 2008.

The Attorney General provides legal advice to the Crown and the States of Jersey (Legislative Assembly) and is also the chief prosecutor and head of the honorary police in the island.

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