The office of Queen's Counsel in New South Wales

Mon Mar 10 2014

The Bar Council has resolved to seek comment from members on the desirability of reinstating the use of the term “Queen’s Counsel” in NSW. The views of members are sought on the following question:

Should the New South Wales Bar Association approach the Attorney General to seek support for the establishment of a system for the appointment of Queen’s Counsel following appointment as Senior Counsel under the existing Silk Selection Protocol?

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Comments should be provided by email to by 17 March 2014. An issues paper has been prepared setting out relevant information about the office of Queen’s Counsel and the relevant legislative provisions in NSW for the assistance of members.

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