Why apply and how best to do it

MONDAY 6th February 2017 – 5:30pm


Room 6JK, ONE KEMBLE STREET, LONDON, WC2B 4TS (Just off Kingsway)


This is an event aimed at those thinking about applying to join the Attorney General’s London A & B Panels of Civil Counsel, the two more senior of the civil panels. The competition to make appointments to the A and B Panels will open on Tuesday 21 February 2017 and will close at midday on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

The Law Officers maintain three London panels of Junior Counsel (A, B and C) to undertake civil and EU work for all government departments. 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. These can range from employment or personal injury to procurement or intellectual property.

Information will be provided about the work of all the panels, and the appointments and application process.

Speakers include: the Solicitor General; Andrew Walker QC, Vice Chairman of the Bar Council; and Susanna McGibbon and Simon Harker (who chair the selection boards) will speak in depth about the application process.

A current member of A Panel Counsel will speak about their own experiences of panel work, in particular the types of cases they have undertaken during their time on the Panels and their experience of the application process

The aim of this event is to demystify the application process and to encourage as many of those who have the qualifications to apply to do so.

For further information and to reserve a place, please contact Anna Rickard on

020 7210 1506 or email by Thursday 2nd February 2017.

Wine and soft drinks follow the meeting with an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and senior Government Lawyers.