Nominations have closed for the annual Bar Council elections. Among the vacancies that are to be filled are two self-employed QCs, seven self-employed juniors of over seven years’ Call and four self-employed juniors under seven years’ Call. Ballot papers will be sent out not later than 5 October 2015, and must be returned not later than 10.00 on 19 October 2015. Successful candidates will join from 1 January 2016 for a three-year term.