Current Competition

2015-16 Competition is now open for applications

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 1 April 2015.

The cost of application this year remains at £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, by cheque or by credit card.  There is a supplementary fee for payment by credit card.

Click on the links to the right to find the Application Form for 2015-16 (‘form’) and the Guidance. The form is a pdf and will require you to have ‘Adobe XI’ on your computer (a link to the free download is provided on the instructions page (first page) of the application form). Previous versions of the application form will not be accepted.

If you need any assistance, please contact the QCA Secretariat:

Telephone 020 7831 0020 or email to:

Applicants invited to interview will be informed in September and it is envisaged that interviews will take place in late September, October, and early November.  The Selection Panel’s recommendations will be passed to the Lord Chancellor in late November. It is expected that the appointments arising from this competition will be announced in early 2016.


If you require any further information please contact Bob Gillies (Operations Manager) or other members of the Secretariat staff on 020 7831 0020 or submit a request below:





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