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The Law Society and the Bar Council are revolutionising the appointment of QCs with a new scheme announced today (23 November).
Applicants under the reformed scheme will have to supply references from other lawyers, judges and clients who have dealt with possible silks in person. All written applications that meet criteria will be followed with interviews.
New QCs will be selected by an appointed board of nine members, including four non-lawyers. The panel will also be able to revoke the QC standard if silks cease to perform to a satisfactory level.
Another new element of the process will be information for consumers about the area in which a QC works.
Bar Council chair Stephen Irwin QC and Law Society president Edward Nally both welcomed the proposals, which are due to be implemented in time for appointments next year.