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General: 09 November 2021

King’s Inns Council Elections 2021

King’s Inns Council Elections 2021

Bar Benchers’ Panel and the Practising Barristers’ Panel

Nominations are invited for the Bar Benchers’ Panel (6 Vacancies) and for the Practising Barristers’ Panel (5 Vacancies) of the Council of King’s Inns. Persons elected will serve for two years from 1 January 2022.

Nominations for both Panels should reach the undersigned at not later than 5 pm on Monday, 22 November 2021. There is no nomination form.

Nominations shall be sent in writing to the Returning Officer, signed by the proposer and seconder (each of whom must be eligible to vote for such candidate) and countersigned by the candidate accepting such nomination no later than 5 pm on Monday, 22 November 2021. Any nomination received after that time will not be accepted.

In the event of the number of members nominated for a panel exceeding the number of seats available, a poll shall be conducted to fill such seats. Voting will be by electronic vote. The electronic vote shall be conducted over the course of 1 week, commencing at 9 am on Friday, 10 December 2021 and concluding at 3 pm on Friday, 17 December 2021.

The following members of Council of King’s Inns term of office will expire on 31 December 2021 on completion of their term of office and are eligible for re–nomination. 


  • John Rogers SC
  • Michael McDowell SC 
  • Fergal Foley
  • Michael Collins SC 
  • Tom Mallon


  • Susan Lennox
  • Elizabeth Donovan 
  • Gerard N Murphy 
  • Sally O’Neill
  • Ailil O’Reilly SC

Learn more about Council elections and the Governance structure of King’s Inns here.

Returning Officer / Under Treasurer

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns