I see, from Joshua Rozenberg’s article in The Guardian today, that our Ministry of Justice disgraced itself on the matter of the QC appointments. Perhaps they were too busy slashing away with their machetes at legal aid practitioners storming the barricades to get it right….?
Rozenberg has the story...”The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) found itself pretty much at sea on Tuesday when it named the newly appointed Queen’s counsel. It described them as “Queens’ council”, thus spelling both words wrongly. This was corrected after I had pointed it out on Twitter. But the ministry still listed the new senior lawyers alphabetically rather than in order of seniority, thus diminishing the achievements of those at the very bottom of the list who – having achieved the coveted rank early in their careers – must now be tipped for the very top of their profession.
The MoJ also failed to indicate which of the successful applicants for silk were barristers and which were solicitors. Nor did it list the inns of court of which the new barristers were members, making it harder to draw up the traditional league tables.
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