The Attorney General is seeking to appoint new members to three of her panels of junior counsel, the Public International Law (PIL) A, B and C panels, to undertake civil and EU work for government departments.
Public International Law A, B and C Panels
Membership of the PIL panels is open to barristers, solicitors, Scottish advocates and legally qualified academics qualified in a jurisdiction in the UK.
Members of the PIL A Panel will deal with the most complex public international law matters and, when appearing as an advocate, will often appear against QCs. Those who are interested in being appointed to this panel will be of similar experience to the London A Panel, in that they will generally have had in excess of 10 years’ practice experience.
Members of the PIL B Panel deal with substantial cases but which are not in general as complex as those handled by the A panel. Members of the B Panel will often provide (but not exclusively) the A Panel members of the future and so will be expected to show the potential to join the A Panel. Those who are applying to join this panel will generally have had between 5 and 10 years’ practice experience.
Prospective members of the PIL C Panel will be expected to have at least two years’ practice experience by 2 April 2020 (starting from end of their second six months’ pupillage for barristers, or the end of their training contract for solicitors). Those appointed to the C panel will often provide (but not exclusively) the PIL A and PIL B Panel members of the future and so will be expected to show the potential to join those panels.
Completed applications must be received in hard copy by noon on Thursday 2 April 2020. Please address any enquiries to PanelCounsel