Apply to the Attorney Generalís Civil Panel Counsel

Attorney General's Office

September 25
17:56 2017

The competition to refresh the London C panel is now open.

Members of the C panel will be expected to have at least 2 years experience in actual practice (from end of second 6 months pupillage for barristers or date of commencement of advocacy for solicitors).

Appointments will be for 5 years. Those appointed to the C panel will often provide (but not exclusively) the A and B panel members of the future and so should have the potential to join the A panel.

There are vacancies on the panel in all areas of public and private law. The Attorney General is particularly looking to deepen capacity in:

  • admiralty/shipping

  • charities

  • trusts and wills

  • childrens services law

  • contractual/commercial

  • competition

  • construction

  • corporate

  • costs

  • direct and indirect tax

  • education

  • IT

  • insolvency

  • private international

  • intellectual property

  • land

  • planning and environmental

  • public procurement


For details about the eligibility requirements and the application process, read the Junior Counsel to the Crown The Attorney Generals London Panels Information for applicants 2017 (PDF, 79KB, 9 pages).

To apply, you must first email and register an interest. Please note that registering an interest does not commit you to making an application if you later decide not to do so.

Once you have registered, you will be given a link to access our online portal and download the application pack.

Completed applications must be submitted by midday on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Further information and mentoring

If you have any queries, contact the Government Legal Department Panel Counsel team via email or on 020 7210 1506.

We encourage applications from a wide range of those eligible to apply. Therefore we will put advocates who want to discuss the application process for the C Panel in touch with an established Panel member as a mentor. The mentor will discuss the application process, the eligibility criteria and the presentation of relevant information on the application form either by telephone or in person.

If you are considering applying and want a mentor, please contact the Government Legal Department Panel Counsel team, via email before 5pm on 6 October 2017.

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