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Anglo-American Scholar takes silk!

Apr 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Anglo-American Scholar, Public Service


We at CritelliLaw are proud to announce that one of our past Middle Temple Anglo-American Scholars, Mr Richard Hermer QC has recently obtained the highest designation an advocate can achieve: Queen’s Counsel.

As noted by Wiki, the first Queen’s Counsel was Sir Francis Bacon, who was given a patent giving him precedence at the Bar in 1597, and formally styled King’s Counsel in 1603. The designation of Queen’s Counsel emerged into eminence and integrity in the early 1830s. It became the standard means of recognising that a barrister had reached senior ranking.  Historically less than 10% of barristers attain this designation. Mr Hermer is the first of our Anglo-American Scholars to be so honoured.

Mr Hermer was a pupil at our Chambers in 1993 and was here during the great flood of Des Moines, Iowa.  We can personally attest to Mr Hermer’s work ethic as he tirelessly laboured in assisting us in the rescue of twenty-five years worth of our archived files to avoid their possible destruction.

Congratulations, Mr Hermer, on a job well done.

More information about Mr Hermer and his practice can be found at his Chambers’ website.

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