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@qcappointments.org.