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Submissions on the office of senior counsel

Fri Mar 14 2014

As members would be aware, the Bar Council has requested comment from members on the desirability of reinstating the use of the term "Queen's Counsel" in NSW. Comments are due by next Monday, 17 March.

A committee has been established to examine the responses received and report to Bar Council on the suitability of the Bar Association approaching the attorney general to seek support for the establishment of a system for the appointment of individuals as Queen's Counsel following their appointment as "Senior Counsel" under the existing Silk Selection Protocol. The committee will comprise the Hon L J Priestley QC (Chair), Noel Hutley SC, Campbell Bridge SC, Arthur Moses SC, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, Elizabeth Cheeseman SC and Victoria Brigden.

The committee has been asked to report to Bar Council by 17 April 2014. Members will be kept informed of developments.

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