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To all practising self-employed QCs: notice of a Bar Council vacancy (10 months)

A Bar Council vacancy has arisen in the category of 'self-employed Queen's Counsel'.   In line with Part II, 7(d) of the Bar Council's constitution, this may now be filled by appointment.  The 10 month term will commence on 1 March 2019 and end on 31 December 2019.

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from practisingself-employed QCswho wish to join the Bar Council.All candidates must be self-employed QCs.  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 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 4pm on Wednesday 20 Februaryto 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 Thursday 28 February 2019.

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.