Goldsmith tops Bar elections

Bar Council vice chairman Peter Goldsmith QC romped home unopposed in the Bar elections to be chairman after Robert Seabrook QC for 1995. The contest for vice chairman is now a race between Bar Council treasurer Martin Bowley QC and David Penry-Davey QC, leader of the South Eastern circuit. Hilary Heilbron QC chose not to stand despite being a popular contender.