British lawyer Sir Paul Jenkins, Died at 63


Sir Paul Christopher Jenkins died in 26 February 2018.

He was a British barrister.

From 2006 until February 2014, Jenkins was the Treasury Solicitor, the United Kingdom Government’s principal legal official, in which role he served as the Attorney General’s Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive of the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol).

He was also Her Majesty’s Procurator General and, as Head of the Government Legal Service, head of profession for the 2,000 lawyers advising government.

Jenkins served as the Treasury Solicitor in August 2006. Jenkins was appointed Queen’s Counsel (honoris causa) on 30 March 2009.

In July 1977, Jenkins was called to the Bar of England and Wales and joined the Government Legal Service in 1979.

Jenkins’career with the Government started in TSol, but he then moved to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, before moving back to TSol as the Legal Adviser to the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

Since 1998, Jenkins was the Legal Adviser to the Lord Chancellor’s Department, which then became the Department of Constitutional Affairs where he was Director General of the Legal and International Groups.

Jenkins was appointed Treasury Solicitor in 2006, Jenkins was the Legal Adviser to the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health.

Jenkins also held the role of Civil Service Diversity Champion.

Sir Paul Jenkins served on the board of the Europäische Rechtsakademie from 2002 to 2014 and was a trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Paul Jenkins was a Bencher of Middle Temple and was a non-executive member of the Executive Committee from 2007 until his death on 26 February 2018.

Sir Paul Jenkins was also an independent member of the Ethics Committee at Tate.

Jenkins died at 63 years old.