Patents of Precedence applications

06/02/2024 10:50:30

Applications to the Advisory Committee on the grant of Patents of Precedence are now open.

About the process

The Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Government to grant a patent to a legal practitioner (solicitor or barrister), allowing them to use the title of Senior Counsel (SC).

The deadline for submission of completed applications is 5pm on 15 March 2024.

More information and forms

Guidance documents and forms can be accessed on the links below, and on the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) website.

 Queries regarding the Guidance of Application forms can be emailed to