2016-17 Competition Announcement

PRESS RELEASE (for immediate publication) 113 NEW QUEEN’S COUNSEL APPOINTED IN 2016-17 COMPETITION The appointments of 113 new Queen’s Counsel (also known as silk) are announced today. These appointments are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Helen Pitcher, the Chairman of the Selection Panel, who stands down from the Selection Panel after this competition said today: “I congratulate each one of the 113 successful applicants. The selection process is exceptionally thorough. The application form itself is comprehensive and time consuming; we then […]

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