Apply to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of junior counsel to the Crown

Applications are open from 29 June until 12pm on 31 July

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This item was archived on 31 July 2015 as the competition is now closed.

The Attorney General is seeking to appoint new members to one of his panels of junior counsel, the Regional Panel, to undertake civil advocacy work outside London and the south east for all government departments.

Membership of the Panel is open to both barristers and solicitors with the appropriate qualifications. Members of the Regional Panel will be expected to have at least 2 years’ advocacy experience in actual practice by 1 October 2015 (starting from the end of the second 6 month pupillage for barristers or end of training contract for solicitors.)

There is a wide variety of expertise required, not just in Public Law, to meet the needs of government across the civil courts and tribunals.


Applicants are advised to read the Regional Panel Regional Panel information sheet (PDF, 206KB, 8 pages) and the Attorney General's letter (PDF, 87.8KB, 1 page) .

All applicants are required to complete a Regional Panel application form (MS Word Document, 105KB) and to provide 3 references using the Regional Panel reference form (MS Word Document, 74.5KB) . All applicants are invited to complete the Panel Counsel equality and diversity monitoring form (MS Word Document, 166KB) .

Completed applications must be received by 12pm on Friday 31 July 2015.

Published 29 June 2015