New members appointed to the QC Appointments Selection Panel and the QC Appointments Complaints Committee

TWO new lay members and a solicitor member have been appointed to the QC Appointments Selection Panel, and one new lay member has been appointed to the QC Complaints Committee. The appointments to the Selection Panel bring the total number of those on the Panel up to nine. Sir Colin Budd, former Ambassador to the Netherlands, and Helen Pitcher, the Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of IDDAS, a
company which specialises in mentoring and advisory services to senior executives, are the two new lay members of the Appointments Panel; and Razi Shah, is the new solicitor member of the Appointments Panel.

Lisa Ball, an independent member of the Ministry of Defence’s Service Complaints Panels, has been appointed as the lay member of the Queen’s Counsel Complaints Committee. The Complaints Committee is independent of the Queen’s Counsel appointments process, and is charged with considering and determining complaints raised by applicants in respect of the treatment of their application within that process.