Welcome to the QC Appointments website.
Applications are now closed. Invoices have recently been posted to all applicants. If you are an applicant and have not recieved an invoice by Monday 13 May please contact the Secretariat.
The award of Queen’s Counsel is for excellence in advocacy in the higher courts. It is made to experienced advocates, both barristers and solicitors, who have rights of audience in the higher courts of England and Wales and have demonstrated the competencies in the Competency Framework to a standard of excellence.
The Selection Panel comprises ten members, with a substantial lay (i.e. non-lawyer) membership. It is also chaired by a non-lawyer. The Selection Panel is independent of the legal professional bodies and Government. There are three new Panel members this year: Sir Alex Allan, Martin Mann QC and Quinton Quayle (see below).
The Selection Panel’s recommendations will be passed to the Lord Chancellor, who will put recommendations to The Queen. The Lord Chancellor has no power to veto names or to add names of his own.
It is expected that the new appointments will be announced in the early part of 2014.
If you require further information, please contact the Secretariat on 020 7831 0020 or send an email to: email@example.com.
PROGRESS 2012-13 COMPETITION
For further information on this competition please go to the completed competitions page.
The last date for applicants to submit a complaint about the 2012-13 competition is Monday 29 April 2013.
THREE NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED – QC APPOINTMENTS SELECTION PANEL
Two new lay members and one new barrister member have been appointed to the QC Appointments Selection Panel. Martin Mann QC is the new barrister member. He has been in Silk at the Chancery Bar since 1983 and sits as a deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. He is joint Head of Chambers at XXIV Old Buildings.
For futher details please see the press release.
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