In 1993 Queen’s Counsel made its first appearance in the law pages of The Times. It has been published weekly there ever since and, in 2013, at last embraced the modern era by being printed in colour for the first time.
Its cast of characters are familiar to anyone with an acquaintance of the English legal system. Sir Geoffrey Bentwood QC, Head of Chambers at 4 Lawn Buildings, a study in legal pomposity, vintage claret and Latin epithets; Richard Loophole, ambulance chaser and senior partner of Filibuster & Loophole; and Rachel Underwood, oppressed associate solicitor who never quite makes partner no matter how many all-nighters she works.
Collected here, in full colour, is the best of the last six years of Queen’s Counsel as its inhabitants progress through the legal year grappling with antiquated senior judges, modern office politics and the elusive search for the client with bottomless pockets.