22 October 2014
Robert MacRae appointed as HM Attorney General
Our Jersey litigation partner, Robert MacRae, has been appointed to the office of Attorney General of Jersey with effect from April 2015, succeeding Mr 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 Her Majesty The Queen. This is the first occasion on which a member of the partnership in Jersey has been appointed to the Crown Officers and it is testament to Robert's highly successful career to-date and his commitment to Jersey as it redefines its position in the global community.
Mr MacRae was educated in Jersey at Victoria College and read Law at the University of Exeter before being called to the English Bar in 1990. He practised 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.
Mr MacRae has commented: “I am honoured and delighted to have an opportunity to serve the Island in this challenging post. I am very much looking forward to tackling all aspects of the role.”
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.
Chairman, John Kelleher, said: "We are justifiably proud of Robert as he begins this prestigious chapter and we are grateful for the significant role he has played in the development of our market-leading litigation practice."