News release

Lawyers Appointed to the Queen’s Counsel

Fourteen of the province’s top lawyers are being awarded the prestigious Queen’s counsel (QC) designation.

The QC designation is awarded annually to members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit and outstanding contributions to the legal community.

“These individuals are experienced, highly qualified and dedicated to the profession in this province,” said Minister of Justice and Attorney General Mark Furey. “Congratulations to all of the Queens counsel designates, I wish you continued success in your endeavors.”

The appointees are:

  • Camille Cameron, Halifax
  • Victoria Rees, Halifax
  • Lydia S. Bugden, Halifax
  • Kenneth C. Greer, Kentville
  • Demetrius Kachafanas, Sydney
  • Lora MacEachern, Halifax
  • Brian K. Awad, Halifax
  • Susanne Margaret Litke, Halifax
  • Robert B. Carter, Halifax
  • Mark Gregory Gosine, Halifax
  • Tuma Thomas William Young, Sydney
  • Daniela Bassan, Halifax
  • Perry F. Borden, Halifax
  • Agnes Elizabeth MacNeil, Halifax

A formal ceremony to honour the QC designates will be held in May.


I know that the lawyers in our province give generously of their time to their profession and to their communities. To see them being recognized with a QC designation is a testament to their leadership and many contributions. A well-deserved congratulations to them all. Tilly Pillay, executive director, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Quick Facts:

  • an independent advisory committee makes Queen's counsel recommendations to the minister of Justice and attorney general
  • criteria include a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstrated professional integrity and good character


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