Commercial and Chancery Bar: QC or not QC?
The arguments for and against retaining the rank of Queen's Counsel are well documented. But as reform becomes imminent, the profession has finally been given an opportunity to put its own point of view across. Derek Bedlow reports
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) published the results of its consultation exercise on the reform of the system of appointing Queen’s Counsel (QC) at the end of last month. The headline statistic is that a clear majority – 63% – of those that responded are in favour of leaving the current system of the state, conferring the rank QC to senior advocates unchanged.
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