Is it a barrister, a judge?
Is it a QC? QC means Queens Counsel in Australia & other Commonwealth countries.
But the Queen has gone.
With the death of Queen Elizabeth, the rank of QC automatically became KC or Kings Counsel.
Simply, the shorthand KC had not been used since 1952, That’s right … gathering dust since when the Queen ascended to the throne all those years ago.
What we do know is that if the Mr/Ms. Barrister Bear is a senior counsel he/she was a Queens Counsel until recently and is now a Kings Counsel.