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Queen's′ Coun′sel(n.)

  1. Category: Law

    Ref: See King's Counsel.

Origin of Queen's Counsel:

1855–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Queen's Counsel(noun)

    Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen

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  1. Queen's Counsel

    Queen's Counsel, known as King's Counsel during the reign of a male sovereign, are jurists appointed by letters patent to be one of Her [or His] Majesty's Counsel learned in the law. Membership exists in various Commonwealth jurisdictions around the world, while in some other jurisdictions the name has been replaced by one without monarchical connotations, such as "Senior Counsel" or "Senior Advocate". Queen's Counsel is a status, conferred by the Crown, that is recognised by courts. Members have the privilege of sitting within the Bar of court. As members wear silk gowns of a particular design, the award of Queen's or King's Counsel is known informally as taking silk, and hence QCs are often colloquially called silks. Appointments are made from within the legal profession on the basis of merit rather than a particular level of experience. However, successful applicants tend to be barristers, or advocates, or solicitor advocates with 15 years' experience or more.

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