Director Profiles

Chris Hookway, Crown Advocate - Director of Legal Services

Educated at Dulwich College. Graduated from the LSE in 1973 [LLB]. Completed LLM in 1975 [international, EU and human rights law]. Completed articles in Westminster in 1978 and admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1979. Worked in the City and Government Legal Service before joining Chambers as a legislative draftsman in 1985. Called as an Advocate in 1990. Appointed as Crown Advocate in 1990, Director of Legislative Drafting and Contrôle Délégué in 1999 and Director of Legal Services in 2005. Specialises in legislative drafting and non-contentious civil advisory work with particular interest in taxation, financial services and commercial, regulatory and constitutional law.

Fiona Russell, Crown Advocate - Director of Criminal Prosecution

Educated at St Paul's Girls' School, London, Kingston University, the Inns of Court School of Law, and the Universite de Caen.

A member of Grays Inn, Fiona was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978, and practised in London and the South East Circuit as a Barrister in private practice for 7 years before taking up a post as a Prosecuting Solicitor with the Sussex Police Authority.  Shortly after the formation of the Crown Prosecution Service in 1986, she was appointed a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Sussex, moving in 1995 to CPS Headquarters in London to work on national prosecution policy, including the development of legislation and training on human rights issues, disclosure and youth justice. In 2001, Fiona was appointed as a Legislative Draftsman in the Law Officers Chambers, and qualified as a Guernsey Advocate in 2005. She was appointed Crown Advocate in 2007 and Director of Prosecutions in 2015.

Jon McLellan, Crown Advocate - Director of Legislative Drafting and Advisory

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 worked for several different departments of HM Government with Government Legal Service in litigious and civil advisory work with particular interest in shipping and constitutional law. 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.

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.