Body to study top law appointments

The Competition Authority has said it is studying “with interest" new rules for the appointment of Queen's Counsel.

16th July, 2005

The Competition Authority has said it is studying “with interest" new rules for the appointment of Queen's Counsel.

Queen's Counsel are senior barristers - the equivalent of senior counsel in Ireland. Under the new system being introduced in England and Wales on Tuesday, an independent panel will select the new QCs.

Until now, the Lord Chancellor has recommended barristers for appointment as Queen's Counsel following consultation with judges and senior practitioners. “There were criticisms...

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