Counsel to the Crown


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Noun1.Counsel to the Crown - a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
barrister - a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
King's Counsel - Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a king
Queen's Counsel - Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen
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Before taking silk in 2001, he was one of the Junior Counsel to the Crown (Chancery/A Panel) (from 1990) and Junior Counsel to the Charity Commissioners (from 1991).
He was one of the Junior Counsel to the Crown, serving on the A Panel from 2000 to 2002.
The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, has appointed Jacob Hallam, Jocelyn Ledward and William Emlyn-Jones as Junior Treasury Counsel to the Crown at the Central Criminal Court from 1 July 2014.