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2020 Queen's Counsel AppointmentsDecember 14, 2020Gary Demeulenaere and Sophie MacDonald are the most recent recipients of the highest honour in the field of law.

“Only those who have demonstrated excellence in their field and who have made important contributions to Island communities and the justice system are considered for the Queen’s Counsel designation. Gary and Sophie are two very talented lawyers who exemplify what this honour represents. I want to once again congratulate them on this remarkable accomplishment.”
- Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General Bloyce Thompson

Presented annually, the Queen’s Counsel designation goes back to the 16th century England, when one or two senior barristers of the High Court were entrusted with providing the Crown with legal counsel.

This year’s recipients will be formally recognized during a ceremony at Government House by the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry.

Complete Announcement can be found here.