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Honorary QC nominations 2022

We're looking for the highest quality members of our profession, to nominate them as honorary Queen's Counsel.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is inviting nominations for the 2022/23 round of Queen’s Counsel (QC) honoris causa (honorary silk) awards.

The honorary QC award is an opportunity to recognise those in the profession who have made a major contribution to, and impact on, the law of England and Wales and how it is advanced, outside the courtroom.

All practitioners and members of the public are free to make nominations (including self-nominations, if they qualify) directly to the MoJ.

Nominations close at midday on Monday 29 August 2022.

Our nominees

The Law Society is a nominating body and we’ll be taking part in the process by nominating solicitor members, as in previous years.

We’re inviting people to nominate either themselves or others to us. A review panel will then select those who will go forward as nominees of the Law Society.

The deadline is midday on Friday 12 August.

How to nominate

You’ll need to provide basic personal details for the nominee:

  • full name
  • email address
  • postal address

It's also helpful if you can provide the nominee's:

  • contact telephone number
  • number of the roll of solicitors

To support the nomination, you'll need to provide a 500-word statement (in Word format, not PDF), covering:

  • why you think this person should be nominated by the Law Society as an honorary QC
  • the nominee's legal qualifications and legal experience to date
  • what significant contribution(s) the nominee has made to the law in England and Wales, other than in court
  • the major and particular contributions the nominee has made that reinforce the case for awarding the title of QC (honoris causa)

Download and complete the standard nomination form on the MoJ website.

Send your completed form to appointments@lawsociety.org.uk no later than midday on Friday 12 August 2022.

Nomination by the Law Society is subject to our own internal review process and there is no guarantee of success.

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