Welcome to the QC Appointments website.
The Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel is inviting applications from suitably qualified advocates for appointment as Queen’s Counsel.
Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 15 April 2014.
The cost of application this year is £2,160 (£1800 + VAT). There will be a further appointment fee of £3,000 (+ VAT) paid by successful applicants. The fees may be paid by debit card (preferred), electronic transfer, cheque or credit card. There is a supplementary fee for payment by credit card. Please see the Guidance for Applicants for 2014-15 click here for details.
Click on the links to the right to find the Application Form for 2014-15 and the Guidance. The form is a pdf and will require you to have the latest version ‘Adobe pdf reader’ on your computer (click here for the direct link to the free download). Please ensure you only edit your saved version of the form, as text entered on the website version may not be saved. Previous versions of the application form will not be accepted. If you need any assistance, please contact us as follows
For any technical IT issues contact: email@example.com
For any other guidance related to an application contact the QCA Secretariat:
Telephone 020 7831 0020 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The award of Queen’s Counsel is for excellence in advocacy in the higher courts. It is made to advocates who have rights of audience in the higher courts of England and Wales and have demonstrated the competencies in the Competency Framework click here to a standard of excellence.
Advocacy includes both written and oral advocacy before the higher courts, arbitrations and tribunals and equivalent bodies. The advocacy may be in written or oral form but must relate to developing and advancing a client’s or employer’s case to secure the best outcome for the client in a dispute. .
Applications are invited from suitably qualified advocates. We welcome applications from solicitors and employed advocates, as well as from barristers in independent practice. Applications are also particularly welcomed from women, members of ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and other groups that are currently under-represented.
The Selection Panel’s recommendations are passed to the Lord Chancellor, and then to The Queen. It is expected that the appointments arising from this competition will be announced in early 2015.
If you require further information please contact the Operations Manager, Bob Gillies or other QCA Secretariat staff on 0207 831 0020 or email email@example.com
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