Congratulations Loretta Manning, Q.C., Recently Appointed as Queen's Counsel

February 24, 2017

Cox & Palmer congratulates their counsel, Loretta Manning, Q.C. on her recent appointment as Queen’s Counsel. The Queen’s Counsel designation is awarded each year to a select group of lawyers for their outstanding service, dedication and commitment to the legal profession in Nova Scotia.

Loretta’s practice focuses on health law and medical defence, including acting as counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association and its member physicians. In addition to her busy practice, she has also been involved in the administrative management of the firm. Loretta has chaired the Articling and Recruitment Committee for the Halifax office and held the portfolio of Professional Personnel Partner on the Halifax Executive Committee. She also led the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiative representing Cox & Palmer in the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network. Loretta was a recipient of the Lexpert Zenith Award (2016) recognizing her work in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion, and is an elected member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Council where she sits on multiple committees.

This appointment acknowledges Loretta’s hard work and outstanding contributions to the practice of Law in Nova Scotia.

Named in honour of the late Frank Leger, counsel in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer, this award is the highest honour granted by the New Brunswick Law Society.  The award recognizes outstanding service and dedication to the law society, contributions to the governance of the legal profession, and excellence in the practice of law.  


Deirdre’s career is highlighted by several accolades including the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch.  Recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of insurance litigation, administrative and privacy law, this award further demonstrates Deirdre’s dedication and commitment to the legal profession.


Deirdre’s career has been characterized by integrity and adherence to the highest standards of our profession and we are very proud of her contributions and this accomplishment.


Well-deserved Deirdre, and continued success.