No solicitors make the silk round – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 1st, 2012 in diversity, legal profession, news, queen's counsel, solicitors by tracey

“Not a single solicitor was among the 88 new Queen’s Counsel appointments announced today. Of the 214 applicants, only two came from solicitor advocates; neither was successful. Since 2008, six solicitors have been made QC. Last year two out of the five who applied were successful, while in the previous competition one from the 10 who applied succeeded. Dame Joan Higgins, chair of the QC selection panel, said: ‘The panel is concerned that there appears to be considerable hesitancy on the part of solicitor advocates to apply for silk, even where they may be well qualified to do so.’”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 29th February 2012