The Attorney General’s Office has kickstarted a competition to refresh its £2m London C panel of advocates, who undertake 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 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,” the Attorney General’s Office said.
There are vacancies on the panel in all areas of public and private law. The Attorney General's Office said it was particularly looking to deepen capacity in:
- trusts and wills
- children’s services law
- direct and indirect tax
- private international
- intellectual property
- planning and environmental
- public procurement
The contract is expected to start on 1 March 2018 and run until 31 October 2022.