Bar Council election candidates announced

25 September 2018

The candidates who are standing in the election for the 2019 Bar Council have been announced. Ballot papers are being issued by the Bar Council and must be returned to arrive at the Bar Council Offices on Friday 19 October 2018. Candidate statements can be read here

The election will be conducted by single transferable vote and the results of the elections will be announced by listing successful candidates in the order of voter preference. 

For the first time, you may vote in any category regardless of whether you are a self-employed barrister, employed barrister or dual practitioner. 

Self-employed Queen's Counsel (2 x full-term vacancies)

This category will be put to a vote.

  1. Robin Allen QC

  2. Jason Ashley Sugarman QC

  3. Steven Thompson QC

  4. Nick Vineall QC. 

Self-employed Junior Counsel over seven years in practice (7 x full-term vacancies)

This category will be put to a vote.

  1. Neil Baki

  2. Chris Bryden

  3. James Dean

  4. Tim Devlin

  5. Shobana Iyer

  6. James Francis Keeley

  7. Henry Mainwaring

  8. Eleanor Mawrey

  9. Martyn McLeish

  10. Deshpal Singh Panesar

  11. Jacqueline Thomas

  12. Matthew Weaver. 

Self-employed Junior Counsel under seven years in practice (4 x full-term vacancies)

This category will be put to a vote.

  1. Beyzade Mevlit Beyzade

  2. Diana Constantinide

  3. Hazel Hobbs

  4. Elizabeth Houghton

  5. Athena Markides

  6. Francesca R O'Neill

  7. Reagan Lalta Persaud

  8. Rehana Popal. 

Employed Junior Counsel over seven years in practice or Queen's Counsel (3 x full-term vacancies and 1 x two-year vacancy)

There were two candidates in this category who are duly elected. The third position will be advertised as a casual vacancy, in accordance with the Bar Council Constitution (Part II, 7(d)), after the election process has concluded.

  • Tom Leech QC

  • Lorinda Long. 

Employed Junior Counsel under seven years in practice (2 x full-term vacancies)

This category will be put to a vote.

  1. Layla Ferguson

  2. Timothy Manley

  3. Emma Walker.