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 an outline of How the Panel Approaches its Task.

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

Appointed QCs Since 2006 – current

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 will be held on Monday 14 April 2014.

The last date for applicants to submit a complaint about the 2013-14 competition is 21 April 2014.

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

The 2012-13 Competition

84 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel, from 183 applicants, were announced on Wednesday 27 February 2013.

The full list of appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s Report on the 2012-13 competition (including monitoring information and statistics) and a document setting out how the QC Selection Panel went about its task can be found below.

Also, here is the link to the MoJ website where they also provide a press release including the list of appointments and the list of Honorary silks.The Silk Ceremony was held on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

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

Applications for the award of Queen’s Counsel in 2012-13

Applications closed on Wednesday 18 April 2012.

In all 183 applications have been received. This compares to 214 applications in 2011, 251 applications in 2010, and 275 applications in 2009.

The 2011-12 Competition

88 new appointments as Queen’s Counsel, from 214 applicants, were announced on Wednesday 29 February 2012.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ)’s announcement of the list of appointees is on the (MoJ)’s website.  The full list of appointments, a press release relating to the announcement, the Selection Panel’s Report on the 2011-12 competition (including monitoring information and statistics) and a document setting out how the Panel went about its task can be found below.

Please note that there is an error in the QCA press release.  As stated in the Panel’s report, 2 solicitor advocates were appointed in 2010-11 out of 5 solicitor applicants, not 1 as mentioned in the press release.

The Silk Ceremony was held on Friday 30 March 2012.

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