Five Magdalen QCs appointed

06 January 2022

We are delighted to announce that five members of the Magdalen community have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel (QC).

Our congratulations go to new silks Lucas Bastin (2008), Neil Hart (1990), Simon Howarth (1985), James MacDonald (1998), and Galina Ward (1994) on this outstanding achievement.

The title of QC is awarded to those who have demonstrated particular skill and expertise in the conduct of advocacy in the higher courts of England and Wales, or in tribunals or arbitrations. The appointments are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Dominic Raab MP, following consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.

The Lord Chancellor will preside over the appointment ceremony at Westminster Hall on 21 March 2022, where he will formally bestow the title of QC upon the successful applicants.

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