Just two solicitors were among the 120 Queen’s Counsel appointments announced by the Lord Chancellor today, while three high-profile solicitors were awarded honorary silk. The successful solicitor applicants were David Price, founder of London media law firm David Price Solicitors & Advocates, and Timothy Taylor, litigation and dispute resolution partner at City firm SJ Berwin. Five solicitors applied, with a 40% success rate. In the previous round, only one solicitor QC was appointed, from 10 solicitor applicants. Overall, 48% of the 251 individuals who applied for silk were successful. They included 27 women (two-thirds of the 41 who applied), up on the 20 appointed in 2009/10. Twelve of the new silks were from an ethnic minority (60% of the 20 who applied); two had a declared disability, and one was an employed advocate. QC selection panel chair Dame Joan Higgins said ‘Relatively few female advocates are putting themselves forward for consideration for QC. ‘But the markedly higher success rate for women applicants this year should send a positive signal to all suitably qualified women advocates, whether barrister or solicitor.’ Meanwhile honorary silk status was awarded to Geoffrey Bindman, founder of London firms Bindmans: Monty Raphael, former senior partner at London firm Peters & Peters; and Stuart Popham, former senior partner at magic circle firm Clifford Chance, in recognition of their contribution to the law outside the courtroom. This was the fifth round of the new appointments made under the revised arrangements introduced in 2005.
First Published: 24th March, 2020 13:26 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE Tom Brady is leaving New England Patriots having established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. The 42-year enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at New England and will now look to see out his illustrious NFL career with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Brady prepares to write a new chapter with the Buccaneers, let’s have a run-down from his time at New England Patriots. Also Read | How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? Brady Joins Buccaneers Is Another ‘No Loyalty In Sports’ ExampleHow long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? Having been drafted by the Patriots as the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL draft, Brady went to surpass expectations helping to establish a dynasty at Patriots along with head coach Bill Belichick and an equally talented roster. Despite enduring a difficult rookie season, Brady made the starting quarterback berth his own from the second season, which he did not relinquish up until his Patriots departure. All in all, Brady almost spent 20 years with the Patriots, being a part of their roster for 19 seasons. Also Read | How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? Tom Brady Buccaneers Request After Joining Tampa Bay Revealed LIVE TV Also Read | How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? Tom Brady Buccaneers Jersey Sales Up 900%How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? How many Super Bowls does Tom Brady have?After his successful Super Bowl debut in 2002, Brady went to claim a further five Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. The last of his six Super Bowl wins came in February 2019 after Patriots bet Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to clinch the championship. The low-scoring saw Brady failed to register a touchdown but the veteran still managed to complete 245 passing yards while taking a backseat in the game. How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? How many kids does Tom Brady have?Delving into his personal life, Brady married Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen on February 26, 2009. The couple has two children – A son named Benjamin Rein, born in 2009 and a daughter named Vivian Lake, born in 2012. SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? Appearances and key statsIn 19 seasons, Tom Brady player 285 regular-season games for the Patriots, completing 74,571 passing yards and 541 touchdowns. His postseason numbers are equally staggering, registering 73 touchdowns and 11,388 passing yards in just 41 appearances. Along with 6 Super Bowl rings, Brady won three NFL MVP awards, four Super Bowl MVP awards, two NFL Offensive Player of the Year awards and has 14 Pro Bowl selections to boast.How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? Tom Brady first Super BowlAs we mentioned earlier, Brady earned his starting role in his second season. And what was more impressive is that he led an underdog Patriots all the way to Super Bowl victory that season. Patriots beat St. Louis Rams 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI on February 3, 2002. Brady dropped one touchdown and completed 145 yards against the Rams. FOLLOW US Last Updated: 24th March, 2020 13:26 IST How Long Was Tom Brady With The Patriots? A Run-down Of Brady’s Legendary Patriots Career How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? How many Super Bowls does Tom Brady have? Taking a lock at Brady’s illustrious career with New England Patriots. Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | How long was Tom Brady with the Patriots? How Many Super Bowls does Tom Brady have? Patriots Thank Their Departing Legend In Extravagant Fashion
COMMENT Last Updated: 28th March, 2020 08:47 IST All Blacks Coach To Take Pay Cut, Players To Follow Suit All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he will take a pay cut and players will follow suit as New Zealand Rugby cuts expenses while professional competitions are shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak. LIVE TV Written By First Published: 28th March, 2020 08:47 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he will take a pay cut and players will follow suit as New Zealand Rugby cuts expenses while professional competitions are shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak.In a radio interview Saturday, Foster confirmed he and other coaches had agreed to substantial pay cuts as long as New Zealand Rugby’s revenues are affected. He did not give a percentage figure.”Our coaching group has definitely taken a big cut,” Foster told radio Newstalk ZB. “It’s already been agreed to.”With rugby, when there’s no games there’s no revenue and that’s a tough thing. There’s been a lot of shaving of the programs and what it’s also come down to is cutting salaries. That’s happened for some and happening for others.”Foster said he had spoken to several All Blacks players who accept their pay will be cut and are prepared to make that sacrifice while the southern hemisphere Super Rugby tournament is suspended. July test matches in New Zealand and Australia are also in doubt.”It’s a different sort of process for players but I know that they’re willing to go into that space too,” he said. “As we go through the next few days that will be finalized.“It’s a given, they understand that. It’s just a matter of working it through so all the different levels of players are dealt with fairly. I haven’t had one player yet who doesn’t know it’s going to happen or doesn’t accept that it’s going to happen.”Players and coaches in many professional sports around the world have already taken pay cuts while leagues are suspended. Foster said New Zealand rugby has been hard hit by the shutdown.”It’s a dire state when you can’t play a game,” he said. “We’re obviously in a high-cost, high-revenue industry and when the revenue dies you’re left with high costs. So it’s a no-brainer. There’s going to be some pain.”The head of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Peter V’landys, said he expected on Monday to announce a rescue package for clubs and players during the coranavirus crisis. The National Rugby League is suspended indefinitely, putting clubs and the sport itself under extreme financial pressure.”I will put a package to the commission on Monday morning and then hopefully make an announcement that afternoon that I think the players and the clubs will be happy with,” V’landys told the Sydney Morning Herald.Players in Australian rules football’s Australian Football League Friday agreed to take pay cuts after lengthy negotiations. Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US