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New QCs announced

Date:20 JAN 2020
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The appointments of 114 new Queen’s Counsel have been announced.

These appointments are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, MP, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.     

A full report on the 2019 competition, with statistical information relating to successful and unsuccessful applicants, will be published on the QC Appointments website.

Among the 114 appointments are:

  • 30 women applicants of the 52 who applied.  Last year, 30 out of 55 female applicants were successful;
  • 22 applicants who declared an ethnic origin other than white of the 42 who applied.  Last year 13 such applicants out of 42  were appointed;
  • 26 applicants aged over 50 were appointed.  Last year 19 such applicants were appointed. The youngest successful applicant is 37 years old and the oldest is 60.
  • Four solicitor advocates of the nine who applied. In the previous competition four solicitor advocates were also appointed. 
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The following family lawyers have been appointed Queen's Counsel:

  • Samantha Bowcock 15 Winckley Square
  • Rebecca Carew Pole 1 Hare Court
  • Samantha Hillas St John's Buildings
  • Martin Kingerley 36 Family
  • Barbara Mills 4 Paper Buildings
  • Peter Mitchell 29 Bedford Row
  • Allison Munroe Garden Court Chambers
  • Harry Oliver 1 King's Bench Walk
  • Cleo Perry 4 Paper Buildings
  • Brendan Roche 7BR
  • Jonathan Sampson Harcourt Chambers
  • Jacqueline Thomas Spire Barristers
  • Simon Webster 1 Hare Court

Barbara Mills QC was the winner of the Family Law Awards 2019 Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year Award.