June 1999 :
(Page updated : 06/06/1999)
12th June 1999 - AGM of the General Council of the Bar.
To be Held at the Great Hall, Lincoln 's Inn on 12th June 1999 at 10.30 am .
1. Chairman's Address
To receive a report from Daniel Brennan QC.
2. Treasurer's Report
3. Chief Executive's Report
To receive a report from Niall Morison.
4. Constitutional Amendments
In accordance with the requirements of para 30(c) of the Constitution of the General Council of the Bar, the meeting is invited to note alterations to the Constitution agreed since the last Annual General Meeting and circulated with the notification of this meeting.
5.1 This meeting invites the Bar Council to introduce fair representation for 'non-practising' and employed barristers on the Bar Council.
Propo.sed by: Gudrun Para.sie
Seconded by: Penelope Alfrey
5.2 This meeting supports the Bar Council's policy to ensure that:
Proposed by: Daniel Brennan QC
Seconded by: Jonathan Hirst QC
5.3 Age discrimination in selection for pupillages and tenancies or otherwise is
contrary to the public interest, is unfair to those seeking to enter the legal
profession, and as a restrictive practice, is unfair to clients. Discrimination is
outlawed by Paragraph 204 of the Bar Code if based on "race, colour, ethnic or
national origin, nationality, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
disability, religion or political persuasion". Age should be added to the list.
Proposed by: George Stern
Seconded by: Peter O'Brian
MEMBERS OF BALGPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
& VOTE IN FAVOUR OF RESOLUTION 5.1 .
CHAIRMAN'S COMMITMENTS - 1999
HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998 PUBLICATION