Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | The Bar

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This section of the Black Letter Law directory is sub-divided into 3 categories containing information about barristers of of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry otherwise known as BMEs or BAMEs who are: Queen’s Counsel (also known as QCs and Silks), Heads of Chambers, Leading Juniors and Notable Barristers. QCs are barristers (and more recently, solicitors also) who are theoretically appointed as one of the Queen’s advisors. For historical purpose we have also listed barristers who were appointed QCs but no longer use the title once appointed as High Court judges. They were previously appointed by the Lord Chancellor, but since 2005 have been appointed by an independent panel.