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Queen’s Counsel, Q.C.

A lawyer who has been granted the title of Queen’s Counsel may write Q.C. after his or her name.

  • The Honourable John P. Robarts, Q.C., former premier of Ontario, officially opened London’s Centennial Hall in June 1967.

The plural is the same as the singular: Queen’s Counsel.

  • Federal Queen’s Counsel were last appointed in 1993.

Informally, a lawyer with this title is called a Q.C. (the plural is Q.C.’s), but this usage is not recommended in formal writing.

  • Andrée knew her community and political work might favour her appointment as a Q.C.
  • The charity marathon attracted many local Q.C.’s.

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