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Advocate Cyril Whelan re-appointed Chair of Jersey Gambling Commission

The Commission is pleased to announce that the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Senator Lyndon Farnham has re-appointed the existing Board Members for a further four year term beginning 2nd November 2019.

Please see R129-2019


States Assembly Report - Re-appointment of Chairman and Board Members



Advocate Whelan was first appointed to the Commission as Deputy Chairman, on 2nd November 2015. His first term as Commissioner expired on 1st November 2019.

Called to the English bar in 1979 and to the Jersey bar in 1982, Advocate Whelan spent 28 years as senior legal adviser in the Law Officers’ Department in Jersey. He was appointed to the office of Crown Advocate immediately upon the creation of that office in 1987 and remains the Island’s longest serving Crown Advocate. He has served from time to time as Jersey’s acting Attorney General.

As head of the Section within the Law Officers’ Department responsible for Serious Crime and International Mutual Legal Assistance, Advocate Whelan has advised on all aspects of public law, including serious crimes such as complex fraud and money laundering. He has also acted on behalf of successive Attorneys General in the implementation of major regulatory and mutual assistance legislation in Jersey and has been involved in high profile investigative and litigation work relating to asset recovery on behalf of governments worldwide.

Advocate Whelan retired from the Law Officers’ Department in 2007 and is currently a Senior Consultant at the local law firm Baker and Partners. Among other positions of public service, he acts as one of Jersey’s relief Coroners.

Advocate Whelan is also a Commissioner of the Jersey Financial Services Commission.