24 Jul 2012

New Solicitor-General announced

11:43 am on 24 July 2012

Auckland lawyer Michael Heron has been appointed as the new Solicitor-General.

Attorney General Chris Finlayson says Mr Heron's experience and skills are directly relevant to the role of Solicitor-General and Chief Executive of the Crown Law Office.

Mr Heron has been appointed to the position for a five year term starting on 3 September.

Previous Solicitor-General David Collins QC was appointed a Judge of the High Court in March.