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Queen's Counsel restoration pointless, meaningless

Queen's Counsel restoration pointless, meaningless

"With the opposition promising to restore the title Senior Counsel for lawyers if re-elected, the restoration of the Queen's Counsel title is pointless, meaningless and regressive" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement.

The Lawyers and Conveyancers Amendment Bill, which restores the title, passed its second reading in Parliament last night.

"The only countries using the title now are New Zealand, the United Kingdom and a handful of other current and former British colonies. Most of the Commonwealth's jurisdictions - the majority of which are now republics - use the title Senior Counsel."

"The restoration of the title is meaningless symbolism, and will likely give it a short swan song before it's abolished again. The whole process is an expensive waste of time" concluded Mr Holden.
The Republican Movement is a network of New Zealanders who want our head of state to be elected by New Zealanders - either directly or indirectly.
We are committed to:
• involving all New Zealanders in the republic debate;
• providing relevant and reliable information;
• focusing on ideas, not personalities;
• winning a referendum to establish the republic;
Creating a republic does not require any change to the Treaty of Waitangi, flag or Commonwealth membership. For more information, see our website: www.republic.org.nz

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