Calling all self-employed Queen’s Counsel and employed Juniors under 7 years' call

24 October 2014

The recently-concluded process of electing members to the 2015 Bar Council failed
to yield sufficient candidates in the categories of (a) self-employed Queen's
Counsel and (b) employed Juniors under 7 years' call; there is one vacancy in
each of these categories.

In line with Part II, 7(d) of the Bar Council's constitution, these casual vacancies will now be filled by appointment and the term of those appointed members will be one year.

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from practising self-employed Queen's Counsel and employed Juniors under 7 years' call who wish to join Bar Council for 2015.

All candidates must hold a valid practising certificate. Candidates are asked
to submit a short statement of no more than 200 words to demonstrate their
suitability for the post by 3 November 2014 to

These statements will be circulated to Bar Council  members who will each
vote for their preferred candidate. It is anticipated that the results will be
made known in mid-November and ratified at the Bar Council meeting on 24
January 2015.

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


Notes to Editors 

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

2. 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