Queen’s Counsel have been appointed in Northern Ireland since 1997 as follows:
Number of Queen’s Counsel appointed 1999 12 2001 13 2006 16
Number of Queen’s Counsel appointed
Prior to the 2006 Silk round the community background on appointees was not recorded.
Of the 16 Queen’s Counsel appointed this year, seven are Protestant, six are Roman Catholic, and three did not indicate their community background.
During the recent selection process one member of the panel absented himself from the panel’s deliberations in respect of one applicant who was his daughter-in-law.