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Ex-Family Division president Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been appointed interim chair of the Queen’s Counsel selection panel following the resignation of Sir Duncan Nichol.
In a joint statement the Bar Council and the Law Society said they had opted to draft in Butler-Sloss to minimise the impact on the current silk round – despite the fact that the role should be filled by a non-lawyer.
“Although the panel chair should normally be a lay member, it is more important to avoid disruption to the current competition and the potential delay of recruiting a new lay chairman,” the statement said.
One ;senior ;junior barrister said Butler-Sloss chairing the panel was good news, despite concerns it could signal a move back to secret soundings. He said: “Under her temporary stewardship there’s no prospect of a return to the bad old ways of silk selection.”
Nichol stood down from the QC panel to take up the post of Court Service Board chair.