*****UPDATE 15 December 2107 – Candidates were informed of interview outcomes last night ******
The swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed QCs will take place on Monday 26th February 2018 in Westminster Hall.
The 2017-18 Competition will launch on Thursday 16 February 2017.
Interviews commence 18 September 2017 – a short video to help candidates prepare: Interview Success
“The chat this morning was great. I feel much more confident about how to approach the early stages now. I will definitely be in touch once the competition opens I’ve worked on some parts of the form.”
Candidate 1 February 2017
“Hi Tim. I’m pleased to tell you that your record of successfully getting people through continues. Many thanks for all your patience & it definitely made all the difference.”
– 2017 Silk
First and foremost, do read the QC Appointment guidance and FAQs. But I would also strongly recommend that you consider the 2016-17 competition report, as it will give you a real insight into who gets appointed and why.
It is a straight forward process, but the application form can initially appear daunting. Print off the competency framework and throughout the competition make this your plumb line.