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Change to ‘King’s Counsel’

In a statement released today, the Australian Bar Association has confirmed that Queen’s Counsel will now be known as King’s Counsel.

The statement read:

On the demise of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the Queen of Australia, and the accession to the throne of His Majesty Charles III, the King of Australia, the appointments of persons as Queen’s Counsel by letters patent continue automatically. By custom, those persons, upon the passing of Her Majesty, became ‘King’s Counsel’ (or ‘KC’). They did not need to seek new letters patent of appointment or take any further action.

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  1. Custom? I recall some old blokes in Australia or UK used KC during earlier years of the QEII reign. Look forward to an historical review in due course

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