The IC meets six times per year and the IBDWG meets as required (around 4-6 times a year). The Interest Groups meet 2 or 3 times per year. The successful candidate would therefore be expected to attend around 10 meetings per year, in addition to taking part in any overseas of domestic events (1-2 per year). Any expenses in relation to business development activities are born by IC members themselves. The ability to work in teams, cultural awareness, diplomacy and all-round communication skills are essential.

The appointment is initially for one year, but can be renewed at the discretion of the IC Chairman. A willingness to develop the work over a minimum period of 2-3 years is expected, as is the willingness to support the other areas of work of the Committee. If you would like any further information please contact: Christian Wisskirchen, International Relations Manager [email:, Tel: 020 7611 1315]. Applications are to be made by way of covering letter and CV to be sent to Christian Wisskirchen by email or by hard copy to the Bar Council, 289 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ, by 17.00, 21 September 2009. Please do consider applying to help with this important work. The Bar Council is committed to equal opportunity. Applications from all sections of the Bar of England & Wales are welcome, but this position would probably be best suited for a practitioner with a commercial background in the wider sense.