13 top NZ lawyers appointed as Queen’s Counsel

A baker’s dozen of the country’s best lawyers join the silk ranks

13 top NZ lawyers appointed as Queen’s Counsel
New Zealand has 13 new Queen’s Counsel.

The appointments were announced by Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC, who said it recognises lawyers who have excelled at the highest level of law.
Last year, 12 Queen’s Counsel were appointed.

The new Queen’s Counsel are:

Auckland:
  • John Dixon
  • Suzanne Robertson
  • Rachael Reed
  • Paul Borich
  • Adam Ross
  • Jennifer Cooper
  • Simon Mount
  • Andrew Barker
  • Greg Blanchard
  • Campbell Walker
Tauranga
  • Grant Brittain
Wellington
  • James Every-Palmer
  • Tony Angelo
The governor-general appoints Queen’s Counsel on the recommendation of the attorney-general and the agreement of the chief justice.


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