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 […]
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QUEEN’S COUNSEL APPOINTMENTS 2019 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 […]