CORNER BROOK It was announced on Friday by Darin King, Minister of Justice, that eleven senior barristers (who have served a minimum of 10 years as a legal professional) are appointed to the Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Govenor in Council.
Minister King said to receive a Queen’s Counsel appointment is a considerable achievement for those working in the legal profession within the province.
Out of those appointed, there were four members from the west coast. These included Cillian D. Sheehan, Peter Alteen, David Bussey and Derrick Watton.
Sheehan can be recognized as a partner of Poole Althouse in Corner Brook and his practise in many legal areas, with particular emphasis on tax planned corporate reorganizations.
Alteen of Corner Brook, was appointed based on his career centralized business law and regulation, which included acquisition of public utilities in other parts of North America.
Bussey of Stephenville was selected for his dedicated services through the founding of his own law firm, now known as Rogers Bussey Lawyers.
Watton of Corner Brook is known through his affiliation with the law firm of Murphy Watton and specifically through his practise in several different legal areas.
The others whom joined the four on the Queen’s Counsel included Donna Ballard, Marcus Evans, Frances Knickle, Mary Mandville, Irene S. Muzychka, Gregory K. Pittman and Daniel Simmons.
“ While this year’s appointees have varied backgrounds and are committed to strengthening the legal system in the province, they also make significant contributions to their communities in other capacities as well,” said King.