Current Competition

114 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel were announced on 16 January 2020.

The full list of appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s report on the 2019 competition, documents setting out how the QC Selection Panel approached the competencies, statistics from 1995 to present and a note on feedback to interviewed applicants can be found below:

Final QCA Press Release 2019

QCs appointed in the list published 16 January 2020

Report of the QC Selection Panel for England and Wales 2019

Panel Approach to Competencies

Final memo re Feedback to Applicants

The Silk Ceremony will be held on Monday 16 March 2020.

If you require further information, please contact the Chief Executive of the QCA, Russell Wallman or other QCA  staff on 0207 831 0020 or email

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If you require any further information please contact  the Secretariat staff on 020 7831 0020




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