New Queens Counsel Appointment: Jacqueline Thomas05.03.20

We are thrilled to announce that our Joint Head of Chambers Jacqueline Thomas has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel in the new QC appointments announced by the Lord Chancellor. The appointment is made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC MP, following the competition run by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. Her appointment strengthens our exceptional Family Law and Public Law Teams in Chambers.

Jacqueline will formally be sworn in as a “Silk” when she makes her declaration and receives her Letters Patent from the Lord Chancellor at a ceremony in Westminster Hall on 16th March 2020.

This appointment is in recognition of Jacqueline’s excellent reputation as a specialist who practises in all areas of Children Law and Public Law, especially in the Court of Protection (Health & Welfare), education law and judicial review. Jacqueline has been regularly ranked in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, with the 2020 editions commending ”Her written work is of a very high standard and her advocacy is very impressive” and she is “Sound, wise and well-informed.”

In addition to being Joint Head of Chambers Jacqueline is also an Elected Member of the Bar Council and the Family Law Bar Association, a Recorder of the Family Court and the First Tier Tribunal – Education, Health & Social Care and a Visiting Lecturer of Law at Keele University.