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2021 Queen's Counsel AppointmentsDecember 14, 2021Ruth M. DeMone and D. Shannon Farrell are the most recent recipients of the highest honour in the field of law.

“It is an honour to recognize Ruth and Shannon for the excellence they demonstrate in their careers and the significant contributions they have made to our Island communities. They are testaments to the practice of law and are exemplary legal practitioners. Congratulations to both Ruth and Shannon for this important achievement.”
- 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.