REFERENCES TO THE CROWN – SUPREME COURT OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
NOTICE TO THE PROFESSION AND GENERAL PUBLIC
TITLE OF PROCEEDING
Effective immediately, all documents filed to commence new proceedings to which the Crown is a party should describe the Crown as “His Majesty the King” and not “Her Majesty the Queen”. For proceedings brought under the Proceedings Against the Crown Act, R.S.N.L. 1990, c. P-26, the Crown should be designated as “His Majesty in right of Newfoundland and Labrador”.
For ongoing proceedings, the title of proceedings of all matters to which the Crown is a party will be considered to be amended accordingly, without need for an order, and documents subsequently filed in such matters should bear the amended title of proceeding.
Despite the foregoing, the court will continue to accept documents that refer to “Her Majesty the Queen” until further notice.
COURT RULES AND FORMS
All of the rules and forms of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador that contain references to “Her Majesty the Queen” will be amended to state “His Majesty the King”.
Effective immediately, judgments and other documents prepared by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador will refer to persons appointed as Queen’s Counsel as King’s Counsel, using the post-nominal “K.C.”
Effective immediately, all references to “Her Majesty the Queen” or “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second” in the wording of statutory oaths sworn in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador shall be replaced with “His Majesty the King” or “His Majesty King Charles the Third”, respectively.
RAYMOND P. WHALEN