The Selection Panel’s Note on Feedback can be seen here.

Any enquiries should be made to 0207 831 0020 or


The Guidance for Applicants includes guidance on completion of the application form and provides comprehensive information about all aspects of the process. The guidance for the 2021 Competition is available for download via the link to the right.

Advocacy includes both written and oral advocacy before the higher courts, arbitrations and tribunals and equivalent bodies. The advocacy may be in written or oral form but must relate to developing and advancing a client’s or employer’s case to secure the best outcome for the client in a dispute.  That outcome may, for example, be secured through arbitration, court determination or a settlement agreement. Oral advocacy includes advocacy in a court or tribunal, mediation, arbitration or in negotiation. There is no specific requirement as to the amount of written or in-court advocacy, so long as the there is sufficient evidence for the Panel to reach a conclusion as to excellence in respect of each aspect of advocacy.


The Application Form and the 2021 Guidance for Applicants can be found on the links to the right.


A note on the Selection Panel’s approach to feedback will be available later in the year.


If you need further information on anything regarding the application form or the appointments process please contact:

Queen’s Counsel Secretariat
020 7831 0020