Constitution, Standing Orders and Structure
The Bar Council membership is made up of approximately 115 barristers who are elected or who represent the Inns, Circuits and other interest groups. The Bar Council meets about seven times a year. The Council elects its Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.
You can also view details of Bar Council meetings, including forthcoming dates and the minutes of past meetings, plus the Constitution and the Standing Orders for Committees of the Bar Council and the Standing Orders for Joint Committees.
Much of the Bar Council's work is co-ordinated and carried out by individual Committees, made up of both members of the Bar Council and co-opted individuals.
The Bar Council nominate Barristers to different appointments. Below is a list of the 2021 appointments.
Faisel Sadiq - ICLR Bar Council Representative
Melissa Coutinho - ICLR Bar Council Representative
Gavin Mansfield QC - Access to Justice Foundation Trustee
Alison Padfield QC - FRU Trustee
Rachel Langdale QC - QCA Selection Panel Barrister Member
Benjamin Wood - ICBET Trustee
Nicholas Vineall QC - ICBET Trustee
William East - ICBET Trustee
Kiril Waite - ICBET Trustee
Robin Allen QC - QCA Complaints Committee Senior Member
Greville Healey - Land Registration Rule Committee Member
Richard Jones QC - IFoA Disciplinary Appointments Chair
Nicholas Bacon QC - Civil Justice Council Costs Committee
Andrew Walker QC - QCA Selection Panel
Nkumbe Ekaney QC - Judicial Appointments Commission Advisory Group
Kate Brunner QC - Attorney General’s Regional Panel Selection Board
Benjamin Aina QC - Attorney General’s Regional Panel Selection Board
Peter Joyce QC - Attorney General’s Regional Panel Selection Board
Andrew Skelly - Civil Justice Council Pre-Action Protocol Working Group