Christchurch lawyer Mark Zarifeh has been appointed Crown Solicitor for Christchurch and Greymouth.
The appointment follows Brent Stanaway's retirement from the role of Crown Solicitor for Christchurch and Greymouth on 30 October 2015 after 23 years of service.
Mr Zarifeh was admitted in January 1981. He is a partner of Raymond Donnelly & Co which has supported successive Crown Solicitors to deliver Crown prosecution services to Christchurch since 1914 and to Greymouth since 1984.
Mr Zarifeh's appointment takes effect from 31 March 2016.