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Name Change For Court Of Queen’s Bench

By Brad Perry Sep 9, 2022 | 1:48 PM

A new name for one of New Brunswick’s courts following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

The Court of Queen’s Bench will now be known as The Court of King’s Bench.

Chief Justice Tracey DeWare made the announcement in a memo released late Thursday.

DeWare said the name change has no impact on the court’s operations nor the orders and directives issued by the court.

“Anyone who has been served with a notice of appearance, notice of hearing, notice of trial or summons issued by The Court of Queen’s Bench is required to attend before the court as set out in the notice, which remains in full force and effect,” said DeWare.

“All court orders and directives issued by The Court of Queen’s Bench remain in full force and effect.”

DeWare also noted that all justices of The Court of King’s Bench continue to hold office.

The name change took effect immediately upon the Queen’s passing, said Deware.


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