New 'silk' list sparks debate on process

As Government considers the list of nominees to be bestowed with the title of senior counsel, some senior legal practitioners are again questioning the political process of making the appointments.

Several attorneys, who spoke to Guardian Media, criticised the existing scheme, in which the selections are essentially made by the Government.

Under the process, attorneys who have been practising for over ten years are allowed to submit applications to the Office of the Attorney General. The AG’s Office compiles a list that is then forwarded to the Prime Minister. The Prime