Queen's Counsel

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Queen's Counsel

n. Abbr. QC
A barrister of the highest rank. Used when the sovereign is a woman.

Queen's Counsel

n
(Law) (in England when the sovereign is female) a barrister or advocate appointed Counsel to the Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, entitled to sit within the bar of the court and to wear a silk gown. Also called (when the sovereign is male): King's Counsel
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Noun1.Queen's Counsel - Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen
Counsel to the Crown - a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
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Now he has become the first Merseyside lawyer specialising in crime to "take silk" since Ian Unsworth, Nigel Power and Anne Whyte, in 2010.
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