The Attorney General has begun the procurement of the £2m C Panel for junior counsel in London undertaking civil and EU work for government departments.
Members of the C Panel are expected to have at least two years’ experience in actual practice (from end of 2nd six months’ pupillage for barristers, date of commencement of advocacy for solicitors).
The Crown Prosecution Service, which is running the procurement, said there were vacancies on the C Panel in all areas of public and private law.
“The Attorney General is particularly looking to deepen capacity in counsel capable of advising departments on the interface of public and commercial law issues. Many potential applicants in this area will have less opportunity for advocacy but that is not a bar to applying,” it added.
A Selection Board appointed by the Attorney General will evaluate applications.
The contract start date is 31 January 2017. The arrangements will run for five years.
The Attorney General will hold the next competition for the A Panel for senior juniors in London and the B Panel for middle juniors in London in the spring of 2017.