16 Nov 2012

Reinstatement of QC title passes

5:05 am on 16 November 2012

Legislation reinstating the legal title of Queen's Counsel has passed its third and final reading in Parliament.

In 2008, the then-Labour Government removed the rank of QC, replacing it with the title of senior counsel for top-tier lawyers.

The Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Bill reverses the change.