Notice of Bar Council vacancies
10 January 2020

Following the Bar Council elections for membership of the 2020 Bar Council, there is the following vacancy:  .

Employed Counsel over seven years in practice 1 x vacancy

In line with Part II, 7(d) of the Bar Council's constitution, this vacancy may be filled by appointment.  The term will commence immediately until 31 December 2021.

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from practising barristers within the category mentioned above who wish to join the 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. 

This is a good opportunity for members of the Bar to gain an insight into the work of the Bar Council and to have a voice on issues affecting the profession.

Candidates are asked to submit a short statement of no more than 200 words to demonstrate their suitability for the post by 4pm on Friday 24 January 2020 to These statements will be circulated to Bar Council 2020 members who will each vote for their preferred candidate.

Please note, members of the Bar Council are not remunerated and may not claim travel expenses.

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