The title of Queens Counsel was reinstated following the confirmation of appointments by the Executive Counsel on Thursday 6 June 2013. Of the 73 SC’s appointed all but three have opted to return to the more traditional title of QC.
The title of QC’s or Queen’s Counsel was abolished by the Labour Government in 1994. Since that time eminent counsel have been appointed as SC’s or Senior Counsel. Now all counsel gaining silk will be given the title of Queen’s Counsel.