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Robert MacRae QC appointed as Jersey's Deputy Bailiff

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The States of Jersey has announced Robert MacRae QC as the island's newly appointed Deputy Bailiff.

He will succeed the current Deputy Bailiff Timothy Le Cocq when he takes over the role of Bailiff from Sir William Bailhache in October 2019.

Mr Macrae was educated in Jersey at La Moye School, Victoria College prep and Victoria College, before attending the University of Exeter.

He returned to the Island in 2001 and passed the Jersey Bar exams the following year before becoming a partner at Carey Olsen law firm, specialising in trust litigation.

Mr MacRae was appointed a Crown Advocate in 2008 and Attorney General in May 2015.

It is an honour to have the opportunity to serve the Island as Deputy Bailiff. Jersey has been well served over a long period by a strong, independent judiciary and I will endeavour to uphold the high standards set by my predecessors.

Jersey’s criminal justice system is soon to undergo significant changes as a consequence of reforms to criminal procedure enacted by the States last year, and I look forward to contributing to the implementation of these changes.

– Robert MacRae

Mr MacRae was appointed by a selection panel comprising of Mr Le Cocq, Mr James McNeill QC senior judge of the Court of Appeal, the then Lieutenant Bailiff Jurat Paul Nicolle, former Chief Minister Mr Terry Le Sueur OBE and Dame Janet Paraskeva of the Jersey Appointments Commission.