Apply to the Attorney General’s London civil panel counsel

Applications open until midday on Friday 30 October 2015

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The competition is now closed. Appointments will be announced by February 2016.

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

London C panel

Membership of the London panels is open to both barristers and solicitors with the appropriate qualifications. Members of the C panel will be expected to have at least 2 years advocacy experience in actual practice (from end of the second 6 months’ pupillage for barristers, date of commencement of advocacy for solicitors).

There are vacancies on the panel in all areas of public and private law. The Attorney General is particularly looking to deepen capacity in Procurement, Construction, and IT. Many potential applicants in those areas will have less opportunity for advocacy but that is not a bar to applying.


Applicants are advised to read the information for applicants (PDF, 261KB, 9 pages) and the letter to candidates from the Attorney General (PDF, 89KB, 1 page)

All applicants are required to complete a C panel application form (MS Word Document, 104KB) and a C panel reference form (MS Word Document, 75.5KB) . All applicants are invited to complete the equal opportunities monitoring form (MS Word Document, 166KB) .

Completed applications must be received by midday on Friday 30 October 2015.

Forthcoming competitions

A and B panel

The next A and B panel competitions will take place early in 2016 with the advert appearing in Counsel Magazine at the end of February 2016.

The next competition to make appointments to the Regional Panel will take place in summer 2017.

Published 28 September 2015