The Rank of Queen's Counsel: Judicial Perspectives

  title={The Rank of Queen's Counsel: Judicial Perspectives},
  author={N. Dawson},
  journal={King's Law Journal},
  pages={38 - 59}
  • N. Dawson
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • King's Law Journal
The exact position occupied by a Queen's Counsel duly appointed is a subject which might admit of a good deal of discussion. It is in the nature of an office under the Crown, although any duties which it entails are almost as unsubstantial as its emoluments; and it is also in the nature of an honour or dignity to this extent, that it is a mark and recognition by the Sovereign of the professional eminence of the counsel upon whom it is conferred.