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Emma Hollywood is a Crown Advocate

Le Gallais & Luce is delighted to report that Advocate Emma Hollywood has been appointed as a Crown Advocate. 

The Crown Advocate position is an appointment made by the Attorney General and Ms Hollywood will represent the Attorney General and prosecute serious criminal offences before the Royal Court.

Emma, who grew up in Jersey, has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer. She qualified as an undergraduate from Kingston University before following that up with a Masters Law Degree at the University of Nottingham specialising in Human Rights Law, in particular Article 8 and the right to family life. Emma moved into private practice in 2021, specialising in all aspects of family law and joined Le Gallais in Luce in 2023.

Emma who was sworn in on Friday 1st March had previously held the position of Crown Advocate having been appointed in 2010 to represent the Attorney General in high profile criminal prosecutions, specialising in prosecuting complex sexual offences as well as drug offences, assaults, and attempted murder.

Historically, Le Gallais & Luce has contributed significantly to the legal landscape, having previously supplied three Crown Solicitors for Jersey, thus underscoring the firm’s legacy of excellence and commitment to legal advocacy. 

Partner Matthew Godden said, ‘We are really excited about this appointment for Emma. With only a handful of Crown Advocate appointments, this reflects the high regard in which she is held to be appointed to do such important and difficult work.’

Emma said, ‘I am incredibly proud to be appointed again as a Crown Advocate and to be able to support the Attorney General in prosecuting complex cases in the Royal Court.’

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