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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 .

NOTES :

  1. Except for the Proposer of a resolution who may speak for seven minutes, no subscriber shall be entitled without the consent of the Chairman of the meeting to speak more than once for more than five minutes on the same subject.
  2. Only subscribers are entitled to vote.
  3. A proxy vote requires notice to the Chief Executive at least 24 hours prior to the meeting of due medical or religious grounds preventing attendance at the meeting and must be cast by either a nominated representative at the meeting or the Chairman of the meeting.

1. Chairman's Address

To receive a report from Daniel Brennan QC.

2. Treasurer's Report

    1. To receive a report from Douglas Day QC.
    2. To note the Bar Council's Accounts for 1998.

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. Resolutions

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:

    1. access to justice is maintained through a modern and efficient Bar, both independent and employed
    2. there is a healthy level of entry from high quality applicants with sufficient financial support
    3. the Bar's role in the legal system and the community is fully developed.

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 .


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