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Appointment of Queen's Counsel 30/08/2011 Solicitor Advocate, and Society of Solicitor Advocates' Vice President (Crime), John Scott has been appointed a Queen's Counsel. He is among ten new QCs appointed this week.

Appointment of Queen's Counsel

Solicitor Advocate, and Society of Solicitor Advocates' Vice President (Crime), John Scott has been appointed a Queen's Counsel. He is among ten new QCs appointed this week.

Seven of the appointees are members of the Faculty of Advocates. They are Eugene Creally, Keith Douglas Stewart, Simon Geoffrey Collins, Kenneth John Campbell, Mark Stanley Hunter Lindsay, Lorna Allison Drummond and John Robert Anderson Hamilton.

Also appointed are former members of the Faculty of Advocates Sir Angus Grossart, who becomes a Honorary QC, and Sheriff William Dunlop, currently a serving Sheriff.

The Honorary QC rank is made to individuals who have distinguished themselves in public life and this honour has previously been bestowed on Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the Earl of Selkirk and the late John Smith. There is also a precedent in relation to the appointment of a servicing member of the judiciary.

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