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A Crown Solicitor is a lawyer appointed by warrant of the Governor-General for a particular district.  Crown Solicitors are responsible for the conduct of jury trials and appeals in the High Court and District Court on behalf of the Crown. 

Raymond Donnelly & Co was established in 1911 and has held the warrant for the Office of Crown Solicitor for Christchurch since 1914 and for Greymouth since 1984.

Christchurch Crown Solicitors

2016 –  Now |  M N Zarifeh

1992 – 2016  |  B M Stanaway

1985 – 1992  |  Sir Graham Panckhurst KNZM, QC

1968 – 1985  |  The Honourable Justice Neil Williamson

1961 – 1968   |  The Honourable Sir Clinton Roper

1957 – 1961 |  The Honourable Justice Peter Mahon, QC

1954 – 1957  |  A W Brown

1921 – 1954 |  Sir Arthur Donnelly KBE, CMG

1914 – 1921 |  S G Raymond