Bar Council Officers

Bar Council officers are elected by Bar Council members and serve from 1 January to 31 December.

Andrew Langdon QC

Andrew Langdon QC was called to the Bar in 1986 and took silk in 2006. He practises from Guildhall Chambers in Bristol, predominantly on the Western Circuit.  He practises in crime, including regulatory crime, and in particular health and safety. He has sat as a Recorder since 2002, and became a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2014. From October 2013 until the end of 2015 he was Leader of the Western Circuit. 

Andrew Walker QC

Andrew Walker QC was called to the Bar in 1991 and took silk in 2011. He practises from Maitland Chambers,  primarily in the fields of property law, company and commercial disputes and claims involving professionals. He was an elected member of the Bar Council from 2005 to 2016, serving on several committees, including as Chairman of the Ethics Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Law Reform and Access to the Bar Committees. He was awarded the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2009, and became a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2016.

Lorinda J Long

Lorinda Long is Treasurer of the Bar Council.

Lorinda is a financial services specialist having worked as an in-house transactional  lawyer , Head of Legal and General Counsel for a number of leading institutions such as NatWest, Credit Suisse, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds.  She  has spent the last few years providing consultancy services to various organisations including British Gas, Barclays and MetLife.