Crown Solicitor decision soon


A decision is expected in the next 10 days on who will hold the Crown Solicitor warrant for the Timaru District.

Three people have shown interest in the Crown Solicitor warrant after Tim Gresson announced last year he would relinquish his warrant. He will continue to practise law.

A Crown Law Office spokesman yesterday confirmed that a decision would be made in the next week to 10 days.

Andrew McRae, who works with Mr Gresson, has already put his application in for the role with the endorsement of Mr Gresson.

Mr Gresson has been Crown Solicitor for the Timaru district, which encompasses Oamaru, Timaru and Ashburton, for 32 years. He follows 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.

The Timaru Herald