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Sir Alex Allan

Sir Alex Allan

Sir Alex Allan chaired the QC Selection Panel between 2017 and 2021. He was formerly a senior Civil Servant, including roles as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, High Commissioner to Australia and Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee.

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How the Silk Selection Panel approaches its task

Sir Alex Allan and Monisha Shah, the outgoing and incoming Chairs of the QC Selection Panel, offer an insight into the appointment process and, in particular, its approach to diversity issues

01 February 2022
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Reflections on the Silk round

Sir Alex Allan, Chair of the QC Selection Panel, offers advice to prospective applicants and four successful candidates from the previous round discuss their lessons learned with Peter Purvis

20 February 2018
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