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Three P.E.I. lawyers get prestigious nod

Three P.E.I. lawyers have been appointed to Queen’s Counsel, a top recognition in the law field.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan lauds Alanna Taylor, Thomas Laughlin and John Maynard for being selected as 2017 appointments.

“Lawyers who receive the Queen’s Counsel designation are selected by their peers for their outstanding career achievements and their work in the community,” MacLauchlan, minister of justice and public safety and attorney general, said in a statement.

“Alanna Taylor, Thomas Laughlin and John Maynard have all made valuable contributions to the top-calibre justice system in our province.”

Presented annually, the Queen’s Counsel designation goes back to 16th century England, when one or two senior barristers of the High Court were entrusted with providing the Crown with legal counsel.

Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry will formally recognize the recipients during a ceremony at Government House.

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