Notice of two Bar Council vacancies

24 October 2018

Following the Bar Council elections for membership of the 2019 Bar Council, there are two vacancies in the category of 'employed Junior over 7 years in practice'.  

In line with Part II, 7(d) of the Bar Council's constitution, these vacancies may now be filled by appointment.  The one-year terms will commence on 1 January 2019 and end on 31 December 2019. 

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from practisingemployed Juniors or QCs over 7 years in practicewho wish to join the Bar Council.All candidates must be employed juniors or QCs who first became eligible for a full practising certificate more than 7 years before the date of their election to 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 employed 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 10am on Thursday 8 November 2018to Elections@BarCouncil.org.uk. These statements will be circulated to Bar Council 2018 members who will each vote for their preferred candidate. It is anticipated that the results will be made known by Monday 26 November and ratified at the Bar Council meeting on Saturday 3 December 2018. 

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

To all practising employed Juniors under 7 years in practice: notice of a Bar Council vacancy 

A Bar Council vacancy has arisen in the category of 'employed Junior under 7 years in practice'.  In line with Part II, 7(d) of the Bar Council's constitution, this vacancy may now be filled by appointment.  The term will commence on 3 December 2018 and end on 31 December 2019. 

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

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from practisingemployed Juniors under 7 years in practicewho wish to join the Bar Council.All candidates must be employed juniorswho first became eligible for a full practising certificate less than 7 years before the date of their election to 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.  

Candidates are asked to submit a short statement of no more than 200 words to demonstrate their suitability for the post by 10am on Thursday 8 November 2018to Elections@BarCouncil.org.uk. These statements will be circulated to Bar Council 2018 members who will each vote for their preferred candidate. It is anticipated that the results will be made known by Monday 26 November and ratified at the Bar Council meeting on Saturday 3 December 2018, when the term of appointment begins. 

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