Top QCs speak out: gender quota expected

Top QCs speak out: gender quota expected
Marie Dyhrhberg shares her views. (Image: Elise Manahan)
BusinessDesk staff
Queen's Counsel represents an exclusive club of leading lawyers who can bill more than $1,000 an hour, and are notoriously private, but senior barristers are concerned with the possible introduction of new quotas. BusinessDesk has been told attorney general David Parker is expected to implement a gender quota as part of June’s forthcoming Queen's Counsel (QC) announcements. Senior barristers say the quota is understood to be 50/50 and has the support of prime minister Jacinda Ardern. QCs are appointed by the governo...

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