Update to the profession: candidates for the 2015 Bar Council elections

23 September 2014

The candidates who are standing in the election for the 2015 Bar Council have been announced. Ballot papers will be issued by the Bar Council not later than 3 October 2014, and must be returned to arrive at the Bar Council Offices not later than 10:00 on 20 October 2014.  Candidate statements will also be provided. The election will be conducted by single transferable vote and the results of the elections will be announced by listing successful candidates in the order of voter preference.

Self-Employed Queen's Counsel - two vacancies

Only one valid nomination was received in this category; Michael Duggan QC is therefore elected unopposed. No election is necessary. An exercise will be undertaken in due course to fill the remaining casual vacancy.

Self-employed Junior Counsel over 7 years' Call - seven full-term vacancies and two 2-year vacancies

The successful candidates with the least number of votes will be appointed for the shorter terms.

  1. Colin Andress
  2. Sarah Crowther
  3. Neil Garrod
  4. Andrew Granville Stafford
  5. Henry Hendron
  6. Richard G Jones
  7. Christian Jowett
  8. Nigel Ley
  9. David Mason
  10. Avik Mukherjee
  11. Louisa Nye
  12. Grace Ong
  13. Alison Padfield
  14. Amrisha Parathalingam
  15. Geoff Payne
  16. Thomas Payne
  17. Simon Robinson
  18. Faisel Sadiq
  19. Mohammed Shamim
  20. Daniel Sternberg
  21. John Townsend
  22. Greg Williams
  23. Alisdair Williamson

 Self-employed Junior Counsel under 7 years' Call - four vacancies

  1. Dr Anton van Dellen
  2. Richard Gibbs
  3. Michael David Jones
  4. Anna Macey
  5. Duncan McCombe

Employed Junior Counsel over 7 years' Call or Queen's Counsel - two vacancies

  1. Michael Jennings
  2. Lucinda Orr
  3. Angharad Price
  4. Ed Winters

Employed Junior Counsel under 7 years' Call - two vacancies

There was only one candidate in this category, Charlotte Pope-Williams is therefore appointed unopposed. No election is necessary. An exercise will be undertaken in due course to fill the casual vacancy arising.