Seven new family law QCs appointed

December 23, 2017 3 comments

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The government has announced the appointment of seven new family law QCs. QCs, or Queen’s Counsels, are senior lawyers with different legal specialities. Most are practising barristers. They can apply for this prestigious title after acquiring significant expertise and a solid reputation. Appointment – by a nine-member selection panel – confers the right to wear…

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New High Court Judge appointed to the Family Division

September 18, 2017 0 comments

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QC David Basil Williams has been appointed to the Family Division of the High Court. The veteran barrister will become the Honourable Mr Justice Williams on 2 October. Currently with the central London family law set 4 Paper Buildings (‘4PB’), he was first called to the Bar in 1990 and became a QC four years…

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Former Supreme Court Justice dies during surgery

June 30, 2017 0 comments

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A former Justice of the Supreme Court died this week during surgery. Lord Toulson served as a Justice for three years, from April 2013 until his retirement in September 2016. Since then he had worked part time on the Court’s Supplementary Panel. This provides additional justices for rulings when needed. Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger…

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