Press release

Attorney General appoints new Junior Treasury Counsel (crime)

Attorney General announces 4 new lawyers who will prosecute some of the most serious criminal cases in the country.

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Central Criminal Court

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.

Deanna Heer is appointed Junior Treasury Counsel from 1 July 2015.

Treasury Counsel prosecute some of the most serious criminal cases in the country.

Mr Richard Whittam QC is First Senior Treasury Counsel and heads the team of 10 Senior and 7 Junior Treasury Counsel.


  • The title “Treasury Counsel” derives from the days when all Crown counsel at the Central Criminal Court were instructed by the Treasury Solicitor. That procedure was changed in 1908, and since then the Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed the permanent counsel there.

  • Treasury Counsel are appointed by the Attorney General. They are divided into 2 groups: Senior Treasury Counsel and Junior Treasury Counsel. The First Senior Treasury Council is the head of the team and appointments are for 3 years.

Published 23 June 2014