25 May 2016

Queen's Counsel statistics

Barristers at the self-employed and employed Bar can apply to be appointed as Queen's Counsel (QC). They are considered as experts in their field, generally with a minimum of 15 years' practice. When a barrister is appointed as a QC this is known informally as "taking silk" because of their entitlement to wear black silk gowns in court instead of standard court dress.


 QC self




 QC self - G





 QC self - E




 QC self - A



 QC emp




 QC emp - G



QC emp - E




QC emp - A


*Please note that reporting mechanisms have changed over the past years. As a result of sourcing from various data streams and the implementation of more robust quality assurance structures some numbers may vary from previous publications.