Symone Mayhew appointed Queen’s Counsel!
Symone Mayhew, who has been practising law in Jamaica since 1997, was appointed a Queen’s Counsel on 24 February 2020.
A Queen’s Counsel (QC) is a lawyer (usually a barrister or advocate) who is appointed by the Queen of England to be one of “Her Majesty’s Counsel learned in the law”. Appointments are made from within the legal profession on the basis of merit rather than a particular level of experience.
Attorneys are appointed Queen’s Counsel in Jamaica on the recommendation of several bodies — The General Legal Council, Queen’s Council Committee, Jamaican Bar Association, Cornwall Bar Association, and The Advocates Association of Jamaica — after which their recommendations are submitted to the Governor General for his assent.
Symone is the daughter of Marcia Dixon, granddaughter of Lucille Smith and greatgrandaughter of Aytle Traille from the Adolphous Royes line.