King's Counsel

noun

  • Procedural Law and Evidence
  • The Practice of Law
  • Common law systems
  • UK Law

Definitions of King's Counsel

  • (UK)a senior barrister during the reign of a king (known as Queen’s Counsel during the reign of a queen). NB a barrister is a type of lawyer in UK and Commonwealth countries that is allowed to plead for a client in the lower and higher courts

    In 1819 he was called to the bar, and in 1830 he became a King's Counsel.

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