Director Profiles

Jon McLellan, Crown Advocate - Director of Legal Services

Graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford in 1994 (BA). Completed law conversion course 1996, qualified as a solicitor with a City firm in 1998. From 1999 until 2007 he worked for several different departments of HM Government doing litigation and civil advisory work. Jon was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2011, became a Crown Advocate in 2016 and was appointed as Director of Legislative Drafting and Advisory in 2016 and Director of Legal Services in 2022.

Chris Dunford, Crown Advocate - Director of Criminal Law

Chris moved to Guernsey in 2003 and has worked in the criminal prosecution directorate since this time.  He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2006 and was appointed to Crown Advocate in 2012.  He has conducted prosecutions in all courts of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and has been in some of the most complex and challenging cases to come before the Guernsey courts.  He is a member of the Board of Examiners for the Guernsey Bar and is lead examiner for the Criminal Practice and Procedure Paper.  Chris is also a regular contributor to the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review.   Chris was appointed Director of Criminal Law in January 2023.

Yousof Khan, Crown Advocate - Director of Commercial Law

Yousof graduated from Warwick University with BA Hons in Law and Sociology and then qualified as a Solicitor and then a Guernsey Advocate. Prior to joining Chambers Yousof worked at the national advisory unit to Local Government for large projects and upon bank funded public infrastructure. Prior this he was at Pinsent Masons as a projects lawyer dealing with large commercial transactions. Yousof was previously team leader for Warwickshire County Council. He has a post graduate Diploma in Local Government Law and was formerly contributory author to a standard text book on public sector commercial projects. Yousof was called to the Guernsey bar in 2012, became a Crown Advocate in 2014 and was appointed Director of Commercial Law in 2016.

Rupert Sewards, Crown Advocate - Director of Civil Litigation

Rupert's career began in 1991 when he commenced Articles in private practice in Northamptonshire armed with a law degree and having completed the Solicitors' Final Examination Course at the College of Law in Chester. Upon qualifying in 1994, Rupert remained in private practice in large law firms in Northamptonshire and Somerset as a family law solicitor before moving to Cheshire County Council where he worked predominantly in the specialised field of public law child protection cases alongside the wider fields of education, human rights and mental health law.

Since moving to Guernsey, Rupert has advised and represented the governments of the Bailiwick in public law and other civil litigation cases including judicial review, statutory appeals, child protection and environmental health. He was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2004, became Crown Advocate in 2008, Director of Civil Litigation and Contrôle Délégué in 2011.

Hilary Pullum, Crown Advocate - Director of Civil Advisory and Legislation

Hilary graduated with a law degree from the University of Wales in 1999, then completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford with distinction. Hilary undertook articles in London before qualifying as a solicitor in 2002.  Upon qualification she specialised as an Aerospace lawyer in London, providing regulatory advice and undertaking multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration.  She was mentioned as part of the first ranked aviation regulatory team in London in the Legal 500 in 2007.  Hilary then moved to Guernsey, was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2009, became a Crown Advocate in 2014 and Director of the Civil Advisory and Legislative Drafting Team in 2019.