Helping you understand Welsh law

Jeremy Miles
Counsel General for Wales

Jeremy Miles

Jeremy Miles was born and brought up in Pontarddulais. As a Welsh speaker, he was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera in the Swansea valley and New College, Oxford where he studied law. Straight after graduating, Jeremy taught law at Warsaw University in Poland. Later, he practised as a solicitor in London and then held senior legal and commercial posts in media sector businesses, including ITV and the US television network and film studio NBC Universal. After returning to live in Wales he set up his own consultancy working with international clients in the broadcast and digital sectors.

Jeremy was elected to the National Assembly for Wales for the Neath constituency in May 2016 as the Labour and Co-operative party candidate, following the retirement of Gwenda Thomas AM.

His interests include economic and community development, and education and skills. He also enjoys film, reading, cooking, hiking, cycling and following rugby locally.

Counsel General's responsibilities:

• Provision of legal advice to the government
• Oversee the work of the Legal Services Department which provides legal  services to the Welsh Government
• Oversee prosecutions on behalf of the Welsh Government
• Oversee representation of the Welsh Government in the courts
• Consider whether bills passed by the Assembly need to be referred to the  Supreme Court for determination as to whether they are within the      Assembly’s competence (exercised independently of government)
• Perform other functions in the public interest including, where the Counsel  General considers it appropriate, institute, defend or appear in any legal  proceedings relating to functions of the Welsh Government (exercised  independently of government).