Completed Competitions

This section contains information about recent competitions. There is a summary of the competition including the number of applicants and competition dates.

There are also links to a list of successful applicants, a report from the Selection Panel, and the Panel’s approach to competencies.

For a full list of all successful applicants since 2006, please see link below. Please note there is a filter currently showing on this list in order by year appointed.

Appointed QCs Since 2006 – current

The 2016-17 Competition

113 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel were announced on Thursday 12 January 2017.

The full list of 2016-17 appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s Report on the 2016-17 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:

The Silk Ceremony will be held on Monday 13 February 2017.

The last date for applicants to submit a complaint about the 2016-17 competition was 13 March 2017.

QCA surveyed applicants in the 2016-17 competition to obtain their views about some aspects of the appointment process.  A report of the results is here.

If you require further information, please contact the Chief Executive of the QC Secretariat Russell Wallman or other QC Secretariat staff on 0207 831 0020 or email enquiries@qcappointments.org.

The 2015-16 Competition

107 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel were announced on Monday 11 January 2016.

The full list of 2015-16 appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s Report on the 2015-16 competition, documents setting out how the QC Selection Panel went about its task and statistics from 1995 to present can be found below:

The Silk Ceremony was held on Monday 22 February 2016.

The last date for applicants to submit a complaint about the 2015-16 competition was 10 March 2016.

QCA surveyed applicants in the 2015-16 competition to obtain their views about some aspects of the appointment process.  A report of the results is here.

************Profiles of Applicants appointed in 2015-16

We have prepared some pen pictures of applicants appointed in 2016. Helen Pitcher OBE, the Chairman of the QC Selection Panel said, “We are very grateful to them for agreeing to participate, and for giving up their time to be interviewed.  We hope that their stories will be of interest to prospective applicants in 2017 and beyond”. Please click the link here.

If you require further information, please contact the Chief Executive of the QC Secretariat Russell Wallman or other QC Secretariat staff on 0207 831 0020 or email enquiries@qcapplications.org.uk.

The 2014-15 Competition

93 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel were announced on Wednesday 14 January 2015.

The full list of appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s Report on the 2014-15 competition and documents setting out how the QC Selection Panel went about its task can be found below.

The Silk Ceremony was held on Monday 16 February 2015.

The last date for applicants to submit a complaint about the 2014-15 competition has now passed (16 March 2015).

QCA surveyed applicants in the 2014-15 competition to obtain their views about some aspects of the appointment process.  A report of the results is here.

If you require further information please contact the Chief Executive of the Secretariat Russell Wallman or other QCA Secretariat staff on 0207 831 0020 or email enquiries@qcapplications.org.uk

The 2013-14 Competition

100 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel, from 225 applicants, were announced on Wednesday 19 February 2014.

The full list of appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s Report on the 2013-14 competition (including monitoring information and statistics) and a document setting out how the QC Selection Panel went about its task can be found below. There is also a summary of the Selection Panel’s Report.

The Silk Ceremony was held on Monday 14 April 2014.

The last date for applicants to submit a complaint about the 2013-14 competition has now passed.

QCA surveyed applicants in the 2013-14 competition to obtain their views about some aspects of the appointment process.  A report of the results is here.

************Profiles of Applicants appointed in 2014 

We have prepared some pen pictures of applicants appointed in 2014. Helen Pitcher OBE, the Chairman of the Selection Panel said “We are very grateful to them for agreeing to participate, and for giving up their time to be interviewed. We hope that their stories will be of interest to prospective applicants in 2015 and beyond”. Please click the link here.

If you require further information please contact the Operations Manager, Bob Gillies or other QCA Secretariat staff on 0207 831 0020 or email enquiries@qcapplications.org.uk

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