PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate Use) 116 NEW QUEEN’S COUNSEL APPOINTED IN THE 2020 COMPETITION The appointments of 116 new Queen’s Counsel (also known as silk) are announced today. These appointments are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, MP, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Sir Alex Allan, Chair of the Selection Panel, said today: ’I am delighted at the announcement of the new silks. I congratulate each one of them. The selection process is a rigorous and demanding one. We collect confidential assessments from judges, fellow […]
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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. […]