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Sir Philip Bailhache

Full Title: Sir Philip Bailhache
Category: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 7.10.2003
Call Date: 26.11.1968

Sir Philip is a Jersey politician and lawyer.  He was elected as a Senator in the States of Jersey in October 2011 and serves as an Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister.  He previously held elected office as Deputy of Grouville 1972-1975.  Between 1975 and 2009, he successively held office as Solicitor General, Attorney General, Deputy Bailiff and Bailiff of Jersey.  Bailhache served as a Law Officer of the Crown for 19 years, first as HM Solicitor General (1975–85) and subsequently as HM Attorney General (1986–93).  In 1989 he became one of the first two Queen's Counsel learned in the law of Jersey.  He received a knighthood in 1996.  In 2006, he was awarded l'Ordre de la Pléiade (Grand Officier class) by l'Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie.  He is an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford (elected 1995).