Public Defender Service appoints two more QCs

PUBLISHED January 20, 2014

The Public Defender Service has appointed two more Queen?s Counsel to its ranks.

Gregory Bull QC, latterly of Red Lion Chambers in London, was the Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit from 2010 to 2013. Since being called to the Bar in 1976, he has built up a very substantial practice in criminal law, fraud and regulatory work.

Gregory took silk in 2003, having been appointed as a Recorder in 2000, and offers the PDS his vast experience in criminal and fraud cases. He will take up his new post with immediate effect.

Alun Jenkins QC, joins the PDS from Queens? Square Chambers, Bristol and Lincoln?s Inn, London. Alun was called to the Bar in 1972 and took silk in 1996, before becoming a Recorder in 2000.

Alun brings to the PDS his specialised knowledge of a full range of complex fraud cases, having practised extensively both nationally and internationally. He takes up his new post at the start of February.

Hugh Barrett, Director of Commissioning and Strategy at the Legal Aid Agency, said:

?I am delighted to welcome Gregory Bull and Alun Jenkins to the Public Defender Service. Appointing two QCs with such strong and experienced track records is proof of the PDS?s continuing commitment to providing a high quality defence service.?

The PDS has also advertised  for additional roles to support its objective of developing its service.