PRESS RELEASE (for publication noon Tuesday 18 February) 2020 QUEEN’S COUNSEL COMPETITION LAUNCHED The 2020 QC competition opens for applications today. The competition will be open for applications until 1 April 2020. There are no significant changes to the application process this year. QCs are appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, following recommendations by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Sir Alex Allan continues as Chair of the Selection Panel. Sir Alex was formerly a senior Civil Servant in a number of Government Departments, as well as being High Commissioner to Australia. […]
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QUEEN’S COUNSEL APPOINTMENTS 2020 The Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel invites applications from advocates with rights of audience in England and Wales who believe they meet the competency requirements to a standard of excellence. Solicitors who hold rights of audience in the higher courts and employed barristers are eligible, as well as barristers in independent practice. All applications will be considered against a defined set of competencies related to: Understanding and using the law Written and oral advocacy Working with others Diversity Integrity All applications must be on the required form and accompanied by a fee of £2,160.00 (£1,800 + VAT) […]