Three people have shown interest in the Crown Solicitor warrant.
Last month Tim Gresson announced he would relinquish his warrant as Crown Solicitor, but will continue to practise law.
A Crown Law Office spokesperson yesterday confirmed that three expressions of interest had been received, with two making formal applications for the role.
Andrew McRae, who works with Mr Gresson, has already said he has put his application in for the role with the endorsement of Mr Gresson.
"The third has sought further information and then it is up to them if they want to progress the application further," the spokesperson said.
It would be another week before a time line to replace Mr Gresson would be known, she said.
Mr Gresson has been Crown Solicitor for the Timaru district, which encompasses Oamaru, Timaru and Ashburton, for 32 years, following in the footsteps of his father, Michael, who held the warrant for 28 years, giving Gresson Dorman & Co a 60-year connection with the role.
The Crown Solicitor prosecutes major criminal cases and deals with other miscellaneous matters such as prosecutions by government departments.
Mr Gresson will continue in the role until his successor has been appointed.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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