Ordinary Bencher Nomination Forms

By completing the following forms you will be nominating a member of Hall/putting yourself forward to be considered by the Bench Selection Advisory Committee (BSAC) for election to the Bench.

In order to be considered as a Candidate for election to the Bench as an Ordinary Bencher, candidates must have been Called to the Bar for at least 15 years. In considering candidates, BSAC looks at all the following factors:

  • The candidate’s high reputation in their relevant area of practice or work and their commitment to support the Inn once elected; and/or
  • Any significant contribution to the Inn which they will continue once elected; and/or
  • Any significant contribution to the profession made by the candidate, and commitment to support the Inn once elected.

Subject to the above the Inn will seek to elect Masters from the most diverse pool in terms of sex, ethnicity, age, background and area of practice or work.

The candidate information included in the forms will eventually be circulated with the voting papers to Benchers for Election Parliament. BSAC can only consider those candidates for whom they have a complete set of documents.

Note to Proposers of Ordinary Master candidates: Please note that by completing and submitting the form you will be agreeing that should the candidate you propose be nominated for election, you will attend the Election Parliament to support them. In the event that you are unable to attend the Election Parliament, you will be asked to find a suitable Bencher to propose them.

Any queries relating to the above, or to the nomination of Overseas, Academic, Bencher of Distinction Outside the Law and Honorary candidates to the Bench, should be sent to the Governance Officer, Lauren McHardy, at l.mchardy@middletemple.org.uk.

  • Form A - for existing Benchers and members of Hall to propose a candidate

  • Form B - for candidates to fill out