The Demise of the Crown Act 1901 and its parliamentary history

“With the passing of Her Majesty and the succession of King Charles III, please note that with immediate effect all Silks in Scotland have become King’s Counsel (KC) rather than QC. Doubtless stables will wish to take steps to have websites and the like updated accordingly.”

Scott Wortley is a lecturer in private law at the  University of Edinburgh with a particular interest in legislation and its interpretation.

This article originally appeared on Medium and is reposted with kind permission.

Featured image: newly appointed QCs (as they were then) from Doughty Street Chambers, photographed by Jennifer Moyes.
Sarah Vine (centre left), Liam Walker (left), Laura Dubinsky (right), Richard Thomas (centre) and Jude Bunting (centre right) were sworn in at Westminster Hall on 21 March 2022. All are now, of course, KC.