Statement on the Use of Postnominals

09 September 2022

On the demise of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the Queen of Australia, and the accession to the throne of His Majesty Charles III, the King of Australia, the appointments of persons as Queen’s Counsel by letters patent continue automatically. By custom, those persons, upon the passing of Her Majesty, became ‘King’s Counsel’ (or ‘KC’). They did not need to seek new letters patent of appointment or take any further action.

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