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To be appointed a Queen's Counsel (QC) or King's Counsel (KC), the highest ranking position of a senior barrister in the British law system. Primarily heard in UK. Since taking silk, the honourable Thomas Jeffries, QC, has served the public and the crown most admirably.
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John Benson, QC, head of Atlantic Chambers, said: "We are all proud and delighted that Stuart Driver has taken silk.