New head of Bar European

Nicholas Paines, of Monckton Chambers, was elected as the new chair of the Bar European Group at the group's AGM on 12 June.

Peter Duffy of Essex Court Chambers was elected vice-chair.

Paines first task will be to organise the group's annual garden party held jointly with the Solicitors' European group on 4 July.

The venue is yet to be announced.