Elections

Bar Council election candidates announced

The candidates who are standing in the election for the 2021 Bar Council have been announced. Three categories are going to ballot:

  • Self-employed Juniors over seven years in practice
  • Self-employed Juniors under seven years in practice
  • Employed QCs or Juniors over seven years in practice

You are invited to vote regardless of whether you are an employed or self-employed barrister.

Online voting will commence via MyBar on Monday 5 October 2020 and votes must be cast by 10:00 on Monday 19 October 2020. 

Read the candidate statements

The election will be conducted by single transferable vote and the results of the election will be announced by listing successful candidates in the order of voter preference.
 

Self-employed Queen's Counsel (2 full-term vacancies, 1 two-year vacancy)

There were three candidates in this category, who are duly elected. In accordance with the Constitution, Schedule 1, Paragraph 7(c)(ii), where more candidates stand than are required to be elected as members for full, three-year terms, the Chief Executive shall draw lots so as to determine which Candidates are elected as members for which terms.  The Candidates first chosen are elected as members for three-year terms and the Candidates next chosen are elected as members for the term of any remaining vacancies, beginning with the longest such term. For this category, lots were drawn, and the terms have been allocated as below.

  1. Nicholas Bacon QC (two-year term)
  2. Neil Hawes QC (full, three-year term)
  3. Jason Sugarman QC (full, three-year term)
     
Self-employed Juniors over seven years in practice (7 full-term vacancies, 2 two-year vacancies)

There were seventeen candidates in this category, which exceeds the number of vacancies. Therefore, this category will be put to a vote.  Terms of appointment will be filled in order of those candidates who receive the most votes.

  1. Kashif Zubair Ahmad
  2. Simon Anderson
  3. Colin Andress
  4. Elaine Banton
  5. Mark Chaloner
  6. Ben Close
  7. Neil Garrod
  8. Andrew Granville Stafford
  9. Shobana Iyer
  10. Mr Satvinder S. Juss, PhD (Cantab), FRSA
  11. James Keeley
  12. Zacharias Miah
  13. Francesca Perselli
  14. Philip Stott
  15. John-Paul Swoboda
  16. Leanne Susan Targett-Parker
  17. Dr Chris Wood
     
Self-employed Juniors under seven years in practice (4 full-term vacancies, 2 two-year vacancies)

There were thirteen candidates in this category, which exceeds the number of vacancies. Therefore, this category will be put to a vote.  Terms of appointment will be filled in order of those candidates who receive the most votes.

  1. Lorna Badham
  2. Sam Brodsky
  3. Mrs Amrit Kaur Dhanoa
  4. Sebastian Gollins
  5. Emma-Louise Heath
  6. Joanne Kane
  7. Liam Kelly
  8. Ted Loveday
  9. Oliver May
  10. Zeeshan Mian
  11. Kate Spence
  12. Tara Taylor
  13. Fiona Whiteside
     
Employed QCs or Juniors over seven years in practice (3 x full-term vacancies)

There were eight candidates in this category, which exceeds the number of vacancies. Therefore, this category will be put to a vote.  Terms of appointment will be filled in order of those candidates who receive the most votes.

  1. Stuart Alford QC
  2. Andreas (Andrew) Nicholas Dakoutros
  3. Elena Elia
  4. Andrew Hoyle
  5. Michael Jennings
  6. Lucinda Orr
  7. Charlotte Pope-Williams
  8. Katriona Stanford
     
Employed Juniors under seven years in practice (2 full-term vacancies, 1 two-year vacancy)

There were three candidates in this category, who are duly elected. In accordance with the Constitution, Schedule 1, Paragraph 7(c)(ii), where more candidates stand than are required to be elected as members for full, three-year terms, the Chief Executive shall draw lots so as to determine which Candidates are elected as members for which terms.  The Candidates first chosen are elected as members for three-year terms and the Candidates next chosen are elected as members for the term of any remaining vacancies, beginning with the longest such term. For this category, lots were drawn, and the terms have been allocated as below.

  1. Zayd Ahmed (full, three-year term)
  2. Michael Bellis (full, three-year term)
  3. Timothy Manley (two-year term)