2017 Competition Opening – Press Release

PRESS RELEASE (for publication 00.01 Thursday 16 February) 2017 QUEEN’S COUNSEL COMPETITION LAUNCHED The 2017 QC competition opens for applications today. The competition, the 12th under the new QC appointment scheme introduced in 2005, will be open for applications until 30 March 2017. QCs are appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. There is a new Chair of the Selection Panel this year. Sir Alex Allan has succeeded Helen Pitcher, who has stood down from the Selection Panel following […]

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