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To all practising employed Juniors or QCs over 7 years in practice: notice of a Bar Council 5-month vacancy 

The Bar Council has a short-term vacancy in the category of 'employed Junior or QC over 7 years in practice'. In line with Part II, 7(d) of the Bar Council's Constitution, this vacancy may now be filled by appointment. The 5-month term will commence on 1 July 2018 and end on 31 December 2018.  This is a good opportunity for an employed barrister to gain an insight into the work of the Bar Council and to have a voice on issues affecting the profession.

Expressions of interest are therefore invited frompractising employed Juniors or QCs over 7 years in practicewho wish to join Bar Council.All candidates must be employed juniors or QCswho first became eligible for a full practising certificate more than 7 years before the date of their election to Bar Council. Members of the Bar Council are expected to attend Saturday morning Bar Council meetings and all candidates must hold a valid practising certificate.  The remaining Bar Council meetings for this year are Saturday 7 July, Saturday 15 September, Saturday 3 November 2018.

Candidates are asked to submit a short statement of no more than 200 words to demonstrate their suitability for the post by 10am on Monday 25 June 2018 to Elections@BarCouncil.org.uk.

These statements will be circulated to Bar Council 2018 members who will each vote for their preferred candidate. It is anticipated that the results will be made known by Friday 29 June 2018 and ratified at the Bar Council meeting on Saturday 7 July 2018.

Further information regarding membership of Bar Council can be found in the Constitution, here. Alternatively, please email Elections@BarCouncil.org.uk with any queries you may have.



TERM: 4 year term 

The Bar Council is looking to nominate a barrister representative for the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR). 

About ICLR 

ICLR, a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, was formed in 1865.  Its main objective is:

'The preparation and publication, in a convenient form, at a moderate price, and under gratuitous professional control, of Reports of Judicial Decisions of the Superior and Appellate Courts in England.' 

The ICLR publishes The Law Reports, the Weekly Law Reports, the Industrial Cases Reports and the Consolidated Index in print and online, and the Business Law Reports and the Public and Third Sector Law Reports online. 

The Council is composed of two representatives each from Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, The Law Society and the General Council of the Bar plus the President of The Law Society, the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General ex officio, and up to five co-opted Members.  

About the role 

The full Council meets once a year, at the July Annual General Meeting and Council Meeting which follows it.  An Executive Committee oversees the business of the Council, for which the Chief Executive Officer is responsible and supported by a Senior Management Team.  

The nominee would also be welcome to support the Council in other ways such as at ICLR events.  

For further information about the role, please contact the CEO, Kevin Laws, at Kevin.Laws@iclr.co.uk or on 020 7242 6471. 

Knowledge and experience 

The Council has a number of sub-Committees responsible for planning and strategy, investments and pensions. Whilst there are no specific skills, knowledge or background required for a Bar Council nominee, interest or expertise in these areas is particularly welcome.  

Applications will be presented to the General Management Committee of the Bar Council who are responsible for selecting the successful candidate based on merit.  The successful candidate will commence in the in July 2018.  We are aiming to have the successful candidate in place for the ICLR's Annual General Meeting on 3 July and would ask that applicants bear this date in mind. 

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 Monday 25 June 2018.