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Silk round 2011 – reaction and the chambers perspective – Legal Week

“Three sets of barristers’ chambers will each gain four new queen’s counsel (QC) next month as part of a 2011 silk round that saw applicants enjoy the highest success rate since 1995.”

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Legal Week, 16th March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Queen’s counsel: the merits of giving the best advocates a badge of excellence – The Guardian

“The increase in the proportion of women and ethnic minorities on the new Queen’s counsel list is something the Ministry of Justice should celebrate.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Queen’s Counsel in England and Wales, 2010-11 – Ministry of Justice

“Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of 120 new Queen’s Counsel.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Five Minutes With: Jonathan Sumption QC – BBC News

“Jonathan Sumption QC is considered by many to be the UK’s top barrister, having represented the government in the Hutton Inquiry as well as arguing against them in court.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Civil unrest as criminal QC appointments escalate – The Lawyer

“The QC appointments panel reduced dramatically the number of civil ­barristers who made silk in the 2010 competition, raising ­concerns about whether the appointments process is ­fundamentally flawed.”

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The Lawyer, 8th March 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Only one solicitor among new QC appointments – Law Society’s Gazette

“Just one solicitor was among the 129 Queen’s Counsel appointments announced by the lord chancellor today in the fourth competition run by the independent selection panel.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

QC aspirants think again as LSA casts pall over bar – The Lawyer

“Concerns about the future stability of the bar are having a knock-on effect on the number of barristers applying to become QCs, leading barristers have warned.”

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The Lawyer, 1st February 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com


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