Honorary QC nominations 2021/2022

The Ministry of Justice is inviting nominations for the 2021/22 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 9 August 2021.

Our nominees

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

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 Wednesday 21 July.

How to nominate

You’ll need to provide basic personal details of the nominee (or yourself) and the following:

  • legal qualifications and legal experience to date
  • what significant contribution(s) has the nominee 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)
  • why you think this person should be nominated by the Law Society as an Honorary QC

Download and complete the standard nomination form from the Ministry of Justice website.

Send your completed form to no later than midday on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

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


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