Update to the profession: candidates for the 2016 Bar Council elections

23 September 2015

The candidates who are standing in the election for the 2016 Bar Council have been announced. Ballot papers have been issued by the Bar Council, and must be returned to arrive at the Bar Council Offices not later than 10:00 on 19 October 2015.  Candidate statements can be read here. 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 QCs (2 full-term vacancies and 1 two-year vacancy)

  1. Robin Allen QC
  2. Julia Cheetham QC
  3. Leslie Samuels QC
  4. Derek Sweeting QC
  5. Nick Vineall QC

The successful candidate with the least number of votes will be appointed for the shorter term.

Self-employed Juniors over seven years' Call (7 full-term vacancies)

  1. Gemma Burns
  2. Gemma de Cordova
  3. Tim Devlin
  4. Sandra Eze
  5. Neil Garrod
  6. Shobana Iyer
  7. James Keeley
  8. Eleanor Mawrey
  9. Jeremy G Phillips
  10. David Victor John Redmond
  11. Karen Squibb-Williams
  12. Jacqueline Wall
  13. Victoria Caroline Yates 

Self-employed Juniors under seven years' Call (4 full-term vacancies)

  1. Tom Cockroft
  2. Anton van Dellen
  3. Stephanie Hayward
  4. Richard Hoyle
  5. Athena Markides
  6. Francesca O'Neill 

Employed QCs or Juniors over seven years' Call (3 full-term vacancies and 1 two-year vacancy)

There were four candidates in this category who are duly elected. In accordance with Schedule I, part 9(c)(ii) of the Bar Council constitution, the candidate who will serve the shorter term has been determined by lots drawn by the Chief Executive.

  1. Steven Bramley CBE
  2. Richard Posner
  3. Angharad Mary Price
  4. Grant Warnsby 

Employed Juniors under seven years' Call (2 full-term vacancies and 1 two-year vacancy)

To be advised in due course.