Jeremy Gauntlett SC appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Jeremy Gauntlett SC has been approved by the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, Lynda Truss MP, for elevation to the ranks of Queen’s Counsel.  The award of Queen’s Counsel is for excellence in advocacy in the higher courts.  It is made to advocates who have rights of audience in the higher courts of England and Wales and have demonstrated the competencies in the Competency Framework to a standard of excellence. The investiture takes place in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster in February 2017.

Gauntlett was a Sir Alfred Beit Scholar at Stellenbosch. He graduated BA cum laude (1971) and LL B cum laude (1973) at Stellenbosch.

He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, obtained A BCL at New College, Oxford, and thereafter a Harvard Graduate Fellowship. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Oxford, University College, London and the Bingham Centre. He has been an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch. Gauntlett practices across Southern Africa from chambers in Cape Town, Johannesburg and also (for the past three years) st Brick Court, London (the former chambers of Sir Sydney Kentridge QC KCMG). He serves on the Financial Markets Tribunal for Dubai and the Shanghai International Arbitration Centre. Gauntlett is a past President of the Cape Bar (1997-99), past chairman of the GCB (1999-2002),  Judge of Appeal of the Kingdom of Lesotho (1996-2010) and Law Reform Commissioner (1995-2010). He is Chancellor to the Archbishop of Cape Town, and served for 21 years as an executive member of the Council of the University of Cape Town until April 2016.

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