Fellow Dr Jamie Trinidad appointed King's Counsel

Dr Jamie Trinidad

Wolfson Fellow Dr Jamie Trinidad has been appointed to the rank of King’s Counsel.  

Dr Jamie Trinidad

Along with sixteen appointments that were made in Scotland recently, Jamie – who is from Gibraltar – is one of the first new KCs to be appointed since the reign of George VI, and the first from Gibraltar to 'take silk' since 2019.

Within the legal profession, appointment as King's Counsel ('KC', during the reign of a King) or Queen's Counsel ('QC', during the reign of a Queen) has been described as 'a mark and recognition by the Sovereign of the professional eminence of the counsel upon whom it is conferred'. 

Dr Trinidad said: “It's a great honour to be recognised in this way for doing work that I love, and I'm pleased to follow in the footsteps of former members of the Wolfson College Governing Body who have attained the rank of Queen's Counsel, such as Sir David Williams, who was appointed an honorary QC in 1994, and Lord (Lawrence) Collins, who was one of the first solicitors to be appointed a QC in 1997.” 

The Governor of Gibraltar, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, appointed Dr Trinidad, acting upon the advice of the King’s Counsel Appointments Committee.

“My warmest congratulations to Jamie on his achievement,” the Governor said. “This appointment is in recognition of his highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ability.”

Earlier this year, Dr Trinidad was awarded the prestigious Round Table Peter Lyon prize for an article which assessed whether the population of Gibraltar is a genuine ‘people’ with the right to self-determination under international law. This followed a co-edited 2021 book, which assessed the 2019 Chagos ruling, shining a light on one of the most significant legal decisions of the century for the law of decolonisation and self-determination.  

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