Barristers: Public Appointments

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th May 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the QC appointments competition to assess whether from 2021 it should no longer be externalised.

Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review whether fees should be paid for QC applications; and if so, how much they should be.

Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review whether fees should be paid for QC appointments; and if so, how much they should be.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

The Government has no current plans to review the QC appointments competition and make this a Government function. The fees for both QC applications and QC appointments are set by Queens’ Counsel Appointments Ltd, and are therefore a matter for QCA.

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