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London: Harish Salve appointed as Queen’s Counsel

India’s former solicitor general Harish Salve — who charged Re 1 for representing India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case — has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel (QC) for the courts of  England and Wales. This was announced by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice Department.

Salve, the 63-year-old, who was born in Nagpur and studied law at  Nagpur University was featured in the list of silk appointments released by the UK Ministry of Justice on January 13. He will formally take silk on March 16 at a ceremony in Westminster Hall after which he will take an oath in the UK High Court.

The title of Queen’s Counsel is usually awarded to lawyers possessing demonstrated skill and expertise in the conduct of advocacy. The appointment is done by the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor. He is advised by an independent Selection Panel which makes recommendations.