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Timothy Le Cocq announced as new Jersey Bailiff

Timothy Le Cocq will take up the role of Bailiff in October 2019 Credit: ITV Channel TV

The new Bailiff of Jersey has been announced as Timothy Le Cocq.

Mr Le Cocq was called to the English Bar in 1981 and to the Jersey Bar in 1985. He became a Crown Advocate in 1996 and was appointed as Her Majesty’s Solicitor General in April 2008.

More recently the new Bailiff was appointed Attorney General in 2009 and in April 2015 he became the island's Deputy Bailiff.

Mr Le Cocq succeeds the current Bailiff Sir William Bailhache and will take up the role in October 2019.

I feel deeply honoured and proud to have been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to be, I believe, 90th Bailiff of Jersey.

The office of Bailiff has many facets, including guardian of our constitution and the rule of law and, as civic head, representing all of the people of Jersey both on occasion internationally ,and within the Island, as a mirror to ourselves.

I will do my very best to build upon the foundations laid by my predecessors and to play my part in ensuring that the office of Bailiff best serves all parts of our broad community.

– Timothy Le Cocq