PRESS RELEASE (Embargoed to Thursday 16 January) 114 NEW QUEEN’S COUNSEL APPOINTED IN THE 2019 COMPETITION The appointments of 114 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, […]
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PRESS RELEASE 2019 QUEEN’S COUNSEL COMPETITION LAUNCHED The 2019 QC competition opens for applications today. There is a change in the information required from applicants this year: applicants are expected to name a potential judicial and practitioner assessor from each of their 12 listed cases, instead of listing only eight judges and six practitioners. QCs are appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, following recommendations by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Sir Alex Allan continues as Chair in 2019. Sir Alex was formerly a senior Civil Servant in […]