The New Zealand Law Society has extended its congratulations to the members of the legal profession who have been appointed Queen’s Counsel.
“Appointment as Queen’s Counsel is recognition of excellence at the highest level. It is an honour which is hard to achieve. Since 1907 there have been many thousands of people practising law in New Zealand, but only 317 have been appointed Queen’s or King’s Counsel,” New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck says.
“At a time when the legal profession is focused on achieving gender equality of opportunity, it is also welcome news that half of the appointees are women.
“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.”