With the Queen’s passing, both the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal have issued practice notices today stating:
Henceforth, where the Crown is a party to a proceeding, parties should designate “His Majesty the King” rather than “Her Majesty the Queen”. With respect to pending matters, the designation will be considered to have been so altered without the need to bring a motion to amend the style of cause.
Links to the Practice Notices:
- Federal Court of Appeal PRACTICE DIRECTION – Designation “His Majesty the King”
- Federal Court NOTICE TO THE PARTIES AND THE PROFESSION Designation “His Majesty the King”