Committee vacancies

Young Barristers' Committee: vacancies x2

Application deadline: Monday 12 April 2021 at 17:00

The Young Barristers’ Committee (YBC) is seeking two practising barristers (junior practitioners of up to 7 years practice) to join the YBC. One vacancy is for a young barrister specialising in civil legal aid. The second vacancy is for a young barrister specialising in family, criminal or civil legal aid.

The Young Barristers’ Committee meets 6 times a year, with meetings held on Friday starting at 5.30-6.30pm. Currently meetings are being held entirely via MS Teams and circumstances permitting, subsequent meetings may be in person at the Bar Council offices, always with the option to join remotely.

The main purposes of the committee are to:

a. To advise the representative committees of the Bar Council on all matters which appear to the Young Barristers' Committee to be of particular concern to young barristers, or upon which advice is sought by other representative committees of the Bar Council, and to liaise with the BSB on such matters as necessary;
b. To take such steps as seem likely to promote the interests of the Young Bar having regard to the interests of the Bar as whole;
c.  To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair amongst their number;
d.  To support the strategic aims of the Bar Council, as published.

The barrister who fills the Young Barrister Committee position will also sit on the Remuneration Committee.

The main purpose of the Remuneration Committee is to:

a. Lead Bar Council consultation responses on remuneration and taxation issues;
b. Host and attending stakeholder meetings and proactively lobbying decision-making bodies;
c. Monitor the effect of changes to legal aid and private funding regimes;
d. Consider and revise the terms upon which barristers accept work;
e. Provide advice to the Bar in remuneration matters, including legal aid, private funding and barristers' taxation and pensions;
f. The Remuneration Committee will support all other strategic aims of the Bar Council, as published.
 

How to apply

Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short written statement of no more than 200 words setting out their suitability for the role and describing their relevant skills and experience to the Bar Council’s Young Bar and Employed Bar Policy and Programme Manager, Lesley Orero at YBC@BarCouncil.org.uk.

If you have any questions about the role or work of the committee, please contact Lesley Orero on YBC@BarCouncil.org.uk.

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 April 2021 at 17:00.