Alongside the lawyers being appointed QC, Her Majesty has also approved the appointment of 8 new Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa (listed below).
The Lord Chancellor will preside over the appointment ceremony, where the rank will formally be bestowed upon successful applicants, at Westminster Hall on 22 February 2016.
Lord Chancellor Michael Gove said:
I congratulate the 8 new Honorary Queen’s Counsel. Their appointments recognise the major contribution each has made to the law of England and Wales outside of practice in the courts, in some cases in careers spanning many years.
I also commend the further 107 barristers and solicitors, who have demonstrated their excellence as advocates in practice, for their appointment to Queens’ Counsel.