Principal Legal Adviser

Michael Jennings


Called to the Bar in 1994 Michael was a Crown Advocate with the CPS appearing regularly in both magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court.

In 2011 he left the CPS to become a senior legal adviser and speechwriter to the Attorney General. From 2014 to 2019 Michael worked in the Home Office Legal Advisers Group, eventually heading the team advising on policing, crime reduction and fire.

In 2019 Michael was appointed Principal Private Secretary to the Home Secretary and head of the Home Office Private Office Group.

Principal Legal Adviser

Responsible for assuring the Director of Legal Aid Casework that our funding decisions are correct and defending any proceedings brought against the Agency or Lord Chancellor in relation to the operation of the legal aid scheme.

Legal Aid Agency