Definition of Queen's Counsel in English:

Queen's Counsel

Syllabification: Queen's Coun·sel
(abbreviation: QC)


  • A senior barrister appointed on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.
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    • The shortage of legal members is most felt in restricted cases, in which that member must normally be a Judge, a Recorder Queen's Counsel or a Regional Chair.
    • Your Honour was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Court of Appeal in 2000.
    • In the same year she was appointed a Queen's Counsel.

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