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QC

Barristers and Solicitors with sufficient experience and knowledge can apply to become Queen's Counsel (QC).

QCs undertake work of an important nature and are referred to as 'silks', a name derived from the black court gown that is worn. QCs will, of course, be known as King's Counsel if a King assumes the throne.

Queen's Bench

The Queen’s Bench is one of the three Divisions of the High Court and deals with civil disputes including breach of contract, personal injuries, commercial and building cases, libel or slander.