John Campion says that the late AG, Ian Scott, abolished QCs but kept his grandfathered QC when he returned to practice.
By Julius Melnitzer | December 2, 2022
A veteran litigator’s call for Ontario to reinstitute the King’s Counsel designation appears to be gaining significant professional support.
John Campion, currently a partner at Toronto’s Gardiner Roberts LLP, recently posted his views on LinkedIn, where comments have been uniformly positive.
Perhaps that’s because Campion knows of which he speaks: he’s been practising for 50 years, including 44 at Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP, where he was chair of the litigation department from 1992-96. A four-time bencher between 2000-15, he was president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada from 2008-12.
Campion’s vision, however, differs from tradition.
“A KC designation should not be solely honorific but should be based on merit with quality control.” READ MORE
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