Definition of Queens counsel:
A UK term for a Barrister who, having practiced law for at least ten years, is given the honor on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor to earn the right to wear silk gown (takes silk as it is called) and take precedence over other Barristers in the court. A similar honor makes an attorney Senior Counsel in British commonwealth countries.
In the US no such distinction is made or honor bestowed.
A senior barrister appointed on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.
How to use Queens counsel in a sentence?
- The shortage of legal members is most felt in restricted cases, in which that member must normally be a Judge, a Recorder Queens Counsel or a Regional Chair.
Meaning of Queens counsel & Queens counsel Definition