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Barristers and QCs?

The Difference Between Barristers and QCs

As we have seen, barristers deal with litigation and speak for clients as their advocate in court, as well as offering expert opinion on points of law when giving “Counsel’s Opinion”.

However, many members of the public confuse the generic term for “barrister” with that of the most senior title in the profession. The highest rank to which a barrister can aspire is to be appointed “Queen’s Counsel” (or QC for short).

QCs are a very select group of the most experienced and able barristers in their field.