Guidance

Apply to the Attorney General’s civil panel counsel

Applications are open for 2 junior counsel panels, the London A and B panels, to undertake civil and EU work for government departments

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The Attorney General is seeking to appoint new members to 2 of his panels of junior counsel, the London A and B panels, to undertake civil and EU work for government departments.

London A and B Panels

Membership of the London panels is open to both barristers and solicitors with the appropriate qualifications. Members of the A panel deal with the most complex government cases in all kinds of courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court. They will often appear against QCs. Those previously appointed to the A Panel have generally had in excess of 10 years advocacy experience in actual practice (from end of second 6 months’ pupillage for barristers, date of commencement of advocacy for solicitors).

Members of the B panel deal with substantial cases but not in general as complex as those handled by the A panel. They will generally be instructed where knowledge and experience of a particular field is required. Those previously appointed to the B panel have generally had between 5 and 10 years advocacy experience in actual practice (from end of second 6 months’ pupillage for barristers, date of commencement of advocacy for solicitors).

There are vacancies on the panels in all areas of public and private law.

Application

Applicants are advised to read the information for applicants (MS Word Document, 99.5KB) and letter to candidates from the Attorney General (PDF, 86.2KB, 1 page)

A panel applicants must complete an A Panel application form (MS Word Document, 109KB) and use the A Panel reference form (MS Word Document, 78.5KB)

B panel applicants must complete an B Panel application form (MS Word Document, 107KB) and use the B Panel reference form (MS Word Document, 78KB)

All applicants are encouraged to complete the Panel Counsel equal opportunity monitoring form (MS Word Document, 173KB)

Completed applications must be received by midday on 4 April 2016.

Published 22 February 2016