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  1. Queen's Counselnoun

    Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen

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  1. queen's counsel

    In the United Kingdom and in some Commonwealth countries, a King's Counsel (post-nominal initials KC) during the reign of a king, or Queen's Counsel (post-nominal initials QC) during the reign of a queen, is a lawyer (usually a barrister or advocate) who is typically a senior trial lawyer. Technically appointed by the monarch of the country to be one of 'His [Her] Majesty's Counsel learned in the law', the position originated in England and Wales. Some Commonwealth countries have either abolished the position, or renamed it so as to remove monarchical connotations, for example, 'Senior counsel' or 'Senior Advocate'. Appointment as King's Counsel is an office, conferred by the Crown, that is recognised by courts. Members have the privilege of sitting within the inner bar of court. As members wear silk gowns of a particular design (see court dress), appointment as King's Counsel is known informally as receiving, obtaining, or taking silk and KCs 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. Successful applicants tend to be barristers, or (in Scotland) advocates with 15 years of experience or more.

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  1. queen's counsel

    Queen's Counsel (QC) is a title bestowed on a lawyer, usually a barrister or advocate, in the UK and other commonwealth countries to denote that they are exceptionally able and experienced in conducting court proceedings. It is traditionally a recognition of their professional eminence, represents a mark of distinction and seniority, and allows them to sit within the Bar of court. The title is given by patent from the monarch on the advice of the Lord Chancellor. While the title originally implied their function as counsel to the Queen, it is now largely honorific. The equivalent title in some Australian states and in Canada is King's Counsel (KC).

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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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of queen's counsel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of queen's counsel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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