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Why QC is used after the name of an Advocate?

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February 21, 2008 9:01AM

QC meaning Queens Counsel are all Brristers "learned in the law" who have been appointed Counsel to Her Majesty on the advice of the Lord Chancellor.They wear silk gowns (and sometimes referred to as the silks),sit within the bar and take precedence over junior barristers.A QC is called a "leader" when retained to conduct a case in court with juniors also instructed to represent.