Appointment to the Attorney General’s civil panel counsel

Apply to the Attorney General’s London C panel of junior counsel.

This guidance was withdrawn on

This recruitment campaign has now ended.

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 two years’ advocacy experience in actual practice (from end of 2nd six months’ pupillage for barristers, date of commencement of advocacy 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 information for applicants (MS Word Document, 56.8KB) and the letter to candidates from the Attorney General (PDF, 87.9KB, 1 page)

All applicants are required to complete a C panel application form (MS Word Document, 104KB) and to provide references using the 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 noon on Friday 31 October 2014.

Applicants requiring further information should contact

Forthcoming competitions

A and B panel

The next A and B panel competitions will take place early in 2015. The advert will appear in Counsel Magazine at the end of February with a closing date for applications at the end of March.

For those intending to apply who have already been working towards obtaining references in October (in line with the former competition timetable)please note that obtaining references in advance is perfectly acceptable in these circumstances. Reference forms are now available.

A panel reference form (MS Word Document, 78KB) B panel reference form (MS Word Document, 78KB)

Regional panel

A competition to make appointments to the regional panel will take place in summer 2015.

Published 29 September 2014