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Law Society President congratulates new Queen’s Counsel appointees

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New Zealand Law Society President Tiana Epati congratulates the eight lawyers who have been appointed Queen’s Counsel today.

The Queen’s Counsel were announced by Attorney-General David Parker and were chosen under a process that now includes a new standard of demonstrating a commitment to improving access to justice.

“Access to justice is fundamental to the profession and all of these lawyers have worked and made significant contributions in this space. I congratulate them for their immense work and achievement today,” says Law Society President, Tiana Epati.

The new Queen’s Counsel are:

Auckland – Stephen Hunter, Julie-Anne Kincade, Simon Foote, Janet McLean.

Wellington – Nicolette Levy and Karen Feint.

Dunedin- Leonard Andersen.

Rotorua – Jonathan Temm.

"Since the role was established in 1907 just 325 people have been appointed Queen’s Counsel. This shows it recognises the highest standard of excellence for lawyers representing people in court," Ms Epati says.