The Rank of Queen's Counsel: Judicial Perspectives

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The rank of queen's counsel, granted under the royal prerogative, has been part of the architecture of the legal profession and legal system since 1594 but has undergone many changes in that time, including most recently the adoption of new selection procedures. Recent cases in Northern Ireland have raised the question - what is the legal position of queen's counsel? By examining decided cases in context, this paper aims to explain judicial perspectives on what it means to be a QC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38 - 59
Number of pages22
JournalKing's Law Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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  • Law


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