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King’s Counsel Appointments / SEC Talk for King’s Counsel Assessors

King’s Counsel Appointments / SEC Talk for King’s Counsel Assessors

Tuesday 14th May 2024
17.30 – 18.15

Introduced by Leon Kazakos KC, Leader of the South Eastern Circuit

The aim of this session is to help assessors understand what the KC Selection Panel need to build a picture of the applicant and how best to provide that evidence. It is open to judicial and practitioner (barrister) assessors and will be led by Panel members Dame Anne Rafferty and Dr Douglas Board, who will take attendees through the process and are happy to answer any questions on it.
  • Dame Anne Rafferty retired from the Court of Appeal in July 2020. As a silk at the criminal Bar she was from 1989-1997 Secretary, Vice Chairman, then Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association. She was the only barrister member of the Runciman Commission on criminal justice. She was de facto Chairman of the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission and Chairman of the Judicial College.  She is Chancellor of the University of Sheffield.
  • Dr Douglas Board is an executive coach and an expert on leadership and selection, in which he completed his doctorate. Previously he was a Treasury civil servant and then deputy chairman of the executive search firm Saxton Bampfylde. He has led many pioneering leadership appointments relating to merit, diversity and the law, including on the foundation of the Judicial Appointments Commission and its audit-based predecessor. He was a trustee and then treasurer of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and chair of the British Refugee Council. He is the author of two applied research books on leadership, two novels and in 2021 a book about elites and glass ceilings. He is a visiting professor at the University of Chichester and co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass).
  • His Honour Judge Simon Mayo KC is a Senior Circuit Judge at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey).  He was called to the Bar in 1985, and he took Silk in 2008. In 2009 he was appointed as a Recorder.

An article from Dame Anne Rafferty  in this month’s Counsel magazine giving a bit more colour to the assessor process is available here

The access link to the talk will be circulated on the 14th May but please confirm attendance by emailing the South Eastern Circuit.


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Silk £0.00
+7 Years £0.00
-7 Years £0.00
Pupil £0.00
Non Member £0.00

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