#UK Queen Elizabeth II loss of life: major change for lawyers as Queen’s Counsels become King’s Counsels #UKnews
Queen Elizabeth’s loss of life ushers in a major change for Australia’s authorized fraternity as all Queen’s Counsels now become King’s Counsels
Australia’s authorized group is mourning Queen Elizabeth II, as senior barristers beforehand appointed Queen’s Counsel mechanically become King’s Counsel.
In Victoria’s Court of Appeal on Friday, the clerk referred to as ‘Saverio Zirilli towards The King for judgment’ in a drug importation case and court docket president Justice Karin Emerton acknowledged the Queen’s passing.
As Helen Rosamond’s fraud trial resumed within the NSW District Court, Judge Robert Sutherland mentioned: ‘Her Majesty might have handed away however the Crown continues.’
Australia’s authorized group is mourning Queen Elizabeth II as barristers who go by the title Queen’s Counsel now become King’s Counsel
Since 1993 senior barristers in NSW have been appointed to the Senior Counsel (SC) title. But some states and territories have retained or restored the QC title and people barristers have as a substitute become KCs (pictured, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles)
And earlier than Joseph Winters was sentenced within the District Court at Parramatta for inflicting a deadly accident, the decide referred to as for a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for the late monarch.
Australian Bar Association president Matt Collins KC mentioned the Queen had served the individuals of Australia, the United Kingdom and Commonwealth with unfailing dignity, compassion, intelligence and beauty over seven exceptional a long time.
‘Throughout that interval, Australia has been very properly served by, and owes a lot of its stability and prosperity to, the establishments and Westminster traditions of which Her Majesty has been a significant and smart custodian,’ he mentioned in an announcement.
NSW Bar President put out a Tweet on Friday in regards to the change of Queen’s Counsel to King’s Counsel
Barrister Stephen McDonald SC Tweeted: ‘Today Jonathan Wells QC will become the primary King’s Counsel to seem within the High Court of Australia in additional than 70 years’
Since 1993 senior barristers in NSW have been appointed to the Senior Counsel (SC) title. But some states and territories have retained or restored the QC title and people barristers have as a substitute become KCs.
Law Institute of Victoria president Tania Wolff paid tribute on behalf of the state’s solicitors.
‘Through her 70-year reign, the Queen has been a continuing determine in our lives. Her life’s work exemplifies the qualities of dedication, dedication, compassion, dignity and a unprecedented work ethic,’ she mentioned.