New Zealand Law Society - King's Counsel appointments

King's Counsel appointments

The New Zealand Law Society extends its congratulations to the members of the legal profession who have been appointed King’s Counsel in last week's announcement by the Attorney-General.

A total of 10 new King’s Counsel have been appointed, the first round of appointments since King Charles III ascended to the throne in September.

“Appointment as King’s Counsel is recognition of excellence at the highest level. It is an honour which many strive for but is hard to achieve. Since 1907 there have been many thousands of people practising law in New Zealand, but only 344 have been appointed King’s or Queen’s Counsel,” New Zealand Law Society President Frazer Barton says.

“We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate the success of the new ‘silks’ and their calls to the inner Bar, and the Law Society congratulates all of them.”

The full list of names appointed as King’s Counsel are:

  • Catherine Cull, based in Northland
  • Bronwyn Carruthers, Nicholas Chisnall, David Cooper, Tiffany Cooper, Jason Goodall, Simon Mitchell, based in Auckland
  • Andrew Butler, based in Wellington
  • Stephanie Grieve, Lisa Preston, based in Christchurch