About the Chairman
Keith Azopardi QC was elected Chairman of the Bar Council on the 15th April 2015 in succession to Melo Triay.
The primary role of the Bar Council is to represent the legal profession and to work towards improving the legal landscape in Gibraltar. There are, at the current count, 33 law firms in Gibraltar – each with its own views and needs to consider. I am keen to ensure that the Council is representative of all sectors of our legal community be they litigators, commercial or property lawyers or indeed the employed Bar. As we work towards a reformed regulatory system it is important that, in the medium term, persons providing legal services in any guise within Gibraltar should be members of the Bar Council. Taking account of the needs of all spheres of our profession I am keen to build on the work done by successive Chairmen and identify priorities to further progress the Bar’s agenda. This includes taking forward projects to achieve improvements to legislation, access to resources, regulation and the interface with the courts.