Chairman of Bar Council congratulates David Nicholls on appointment as President of EYBA

4 July 2013

Maura McGowan QC, Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has congratulated David Nicholls, the Immediate Past Chairman of the Young Barristers' Committee, on his election as the new President of the European Young Bar Association (EYBA).

The EYBA brings together young Bar associations from across Europe, encouraging links between young lawyers and promoting their interests and welfare at a European level.

In his year as President David will seek to improve communication between members and grow the Association's membership by expanding into new countries.

Maura McGowan QC, Chairman of the Bar, said:

"It is excellent to see younger members of the profession become such integral figures within the committees which promote and support the profession's future. David managed his year as Chairman of the Young Barristers' Committee with incredible skill, and I have no doubt that his track-record played a huge part in his recent election.

"I look forward to working with David in his new capacity and wish the EYBA every success under his leadership." 


Notes to editor:

1. Further information is available from the Bar Council Press Office on 020 7222 2525.

2. David Nicholls was Called to the Bar in 2002, and practises in all areas of commercial chancery litigation with a particular emphasis on insolvency and real estate, from 11 Stone Buildings. David was the Chairman of the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee in 2012.

3. The  EYBA is a not-for-profit, multinational young lawyers association which was founded in 1993. It looks to encourage links between young lawyers throughout Europe and to promote their interests and welfare. Currently it represents the interests of young lawyers across Europe through over 20 young Bar associations, making it the world's largest young lawyer group. It publishes articles, magazines and newsletters and organises three annual conferences. 

4. The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes: 

  • The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services

  • Fair access to justice for all

  • The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and

  • The development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions through the independent Bar Standards Board.