QC honorary silk nominations

The Ministry of Justice has launched the 2020/21 round of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa (honorary silk) awards by inviting nominations. All practitioners and members of the public are free to make nominations (including self-nominations if they qualify) directly to the Ministry of Justice.

In addition, the Law Society is participating in this process, as in previous years, by seeking to make nominations itself of solicitor members of the Law Society.

We are inviting people to nominate themselves, or others, to us. Office holders will then select those who will go forward as nominees of the Law Society.

To make a nomination for this process, you will need to provide basic personal details of the nominee (or yourself) and the following information:

  • legal qualifications and legal experience to date
  • what significant contribution have they made to the law in England and Wales other than in court
  • major contribution beyond what might normally be expected for someone in their position
  • why you think the Law Society should nominate this person as an Honorary QC

See further details and download the standard nomination from from the Ministry of Justice website

If you would like to be considered as a Law Society nominee, send your completed form to no later than 12 noon on Monday 27 July 2020.

We will consider your nomination for submission to the Ministry of Justice. Nomination by the Law Society is subject to our own internal review and is, of course, no guarantee of ultimate success in the competition.

You are also free to nominate yourself or someone else direct to the Ministry of Justice.