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Council Election 2024

Have you ever considered standing for election to join Council? The 2024 election provides a fantastic opportunity to join a diverse, inclusive, and progressive Team. It is also an exceptionally valuable time to stand for election because we have 8 Vacancies - this is because of the 2023 changes to the Constitution.  Put simply, we have:

  • 6 Vacancies for Ordinary Members of Council; and
  • 2 Vacancies for Astra Members (meaning Members who are under the age of 35 and / or who have less than 10 years of experience in their current field)

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the election, please contact me  

Council’s work embraces an array of activities: organising Talks, Social Events, and Educational Seminars; overseeing the Papers and Publications; the Mentoring Scheme; liaising with Universities, Ciarb, TECSA, TECBAR, and other SCLs around the world; awarding the Hudson Prize and the Frances Paterson Scholarships; and much more. We share responsibilities between us in sub-committees and we happily need new talent and fresh thinking. The Council meets nine times a year and please note you may need to share personal details to our banking and other regulatory bodies.

If you would like to be a Candidate:

  1. You must be a paid-up Member of the Society;
  2. You must be nominated and seconded by paid up Members of the Society;
  3. Please provide the following information: 
    (a) Your name and profession 
    (b) Your work/practice address 
    (c) The names of your proposer and seconder
    (d) Whether you wish to stand as an Ordinary Member or Astra
    (e) An election statement (not exceeding 100 words)
  4. At the AGM on 1 May 2024, you will be invited to present your election statement.

The deadline for receiving the above is Friday 7 April 2024. Please send by email to and  

The electronic anonymous election will take place between 10 April 2024 - 1 May 2024.

Hamish Lal