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VACANCY: THE ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUNDATION - TRUSTEE

TERM: 3 year term (starting 27 May 2019)

The Bar Council is looking to nominate a Trustee for The Access to Justice Foundation.

About The Access to Justice Foundation

The Access to Justice Foundation is the only national charity solely focused on funding and supporting access to justice. Its aim is to increase the provision of support available to vulnerable people requiring access to the legal system through strategic grant making and supporting the advice sector. The financial and other support the Foundation provides to frontline organisations helps the most vulnerable in society, for example: keeping family breadwinners in employment through challenging unlawful discrimination; preventing young families from being made homeless; and supporting disabled people to avoid poverty by achieving a basic level of income.

The Foundation was established in 2008 as a result of collaboration between the Bar Council, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, the Law Society and the voluntary sector (represented by the Advice Services Alliance), supported by the Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General's Office. The Foundation is chaired by Lord Goldsmith QC and there are currently 11 trustees, four of whom are appointed by the Members.

About the role

Trustees meet quarterly for around two hours, usually at 5pm on a working day. The Foundation also has sub-committees focused on matters such as development, strategy and human resources, which also meet quarterly. Trustees are also invited to external relationship building events.

The Access to Justice Foundation's AGM is scheduled for 11 June 2019 this year and Trustees are expected to attend.  Candidates are asked to take this into consideration when making an application.

Knowledge and experience

The Bar Council is looking to nominate a barrister with an interest and willingness to assist in the matters set out above as well as a willingness to assist with legal queries related to pro bono costs orders. Candidates with a track record of supporting pro bono and access to justice are preferred.

For further information please see the Foundation's website www.atjf.org.uk and contact the CEO, Ruth Daniel, ruthdaniel@atjf.org.uk

How to apply

Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short, written statement stating their suitability for the role and describing their skills and experience, to:

Natalie Zara, Head of Governance, nzara@barcouncil@org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 28 March 2019.

 

VACANCY: LAND REGISTRATION RULE COMMITTEE - MEMBER

TERM: 4 year term

The Bar Council is looking to nominate a member for the Land Registration Rule Committee (LRRC). 

About the LRRC

The LRRC is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body. It was established by section 127 of the Land Registration Act 2002.  Its function is to advise on and assist in the making of Land Registration Rules and Land Registration Fee Orders.

The scope of the advice provided by the LRRC is not limited in statute, but it will take account of points such as the clarity of the drafting, the practical and operational impact of particular proposals, and the compatibility with:

  • the Land Registration Act 2002 and rule-making powers under this Act

  • the European Convention on Human Rights

  • any other existing legislation.

The LRRC membership is set out in the 2002 Act and includes a person nominated by the General Council of the Bar, as well as members nominated by other organisations that represent the constituents most affected by Land Registration Rules and Fee Orders.

About the role

The Committee performs its roles as and when required. As such, the workload and time commitment is variable within and between years, depending on the number and complexity of new or amended Rules being proposed.

The LRRC estimates that it spends on average four days per year on its business. It also takes a practical approach to fulfilling its functions - where proposals are particularly controversial it will meet, where they are not it may operate by correspondence. Candidates should be advised however that the Law Commission is considering amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002.  As and when those amendments are made, there will be a need to revise the Land Registration Rules and that work would be over and above the usual time commitment involved.

Knowledge and experience

The expertise within the LRRC is uniquely placed to offer advice on the drafting, and the implications of Rules and Fee Orders.  The LRRC is looking for a barrister withexperience in land registration matters and drafting skills.

For further information about the role, please contact the LRRC Chairman, Mr Justice Morgan, via his clerk natalie.ford@justice.gov.uk

 How to apply

Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short, written statement stating their suitability for the role and describing their skills and experience, to:

 Natalie Zara, Head of Governance, nzara@barcouncil@org.uk.

 The closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 28 March 2019.