Government Legal Department- Bar Council Representatives to assist in the Attorney General's London Panel Selection Boards (three positions)

Term: 1-year term (commencing immediately)
The Bar Council is looking to nominate three Barristers, each to sit on one of the three Selection Boards that will recruit to the Attorney General’s London A, B and C Panels of Junior Counsel later this year. These are paper exercises (ie no interviews) that will result in recommendations being made to the Attorney General for appointments to her London Panels of advocates.

About the Selection Board Process
There are three Selection Boards. Each Board is made up of the Chair, one Bar Council Representative, Senior Government Lawyers and either a former or existing London Panel Counsel member.  This year the Selection Boards will meet “virtually” via Zoom.

About the role of the Bar Council Representative
The Bar Council Representative’s role is to take an overview of the process and to exercise a challenge function at the Selection Board.

The dates of the three Selection Board meetings are Thursday 23 June, Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June 2022.  One Bar Council Representative will be required to attend one of these three “Zoom” sessions, from 9am to 5pm.  The Bar Counsel Representative will also attend a pre-briefing Zoom meeting and receive the application forms and other documents of the selection process to consider prior to the Selection Board meeting.

The remuneration for the role is £200 per hour.

Knowledge and experience
Applicants for the Bar Representative role should ideally be a QC.  The representatives have often been former London Panel Members who have taken silk. However all applications will be considered.  In order to spread this opportunity and to ensure a fresh approach each time, GLD’s preference would be for someone who has not fulfilled this role previously.

Applications will be presented to the General Management Committee of the Bar Council who are responsible for selecting the successful candidate based on merit.  The Bar Council is committed to ensuring fairness, transparency and openness in its recruitment processes.  In addition, consideration is given to matters of equality and diversity.

How to apply
Applicants should send a copy of their CV accompanied by a short written statement stating their suitability for the role, describing their skills and experience that are relevant to the criteria above, to:

Miss Isi Onwukwe-Anyadike, Committee Governance Officer  

The closing date for applications is 4pm Monday 25 April 2022.  Successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible.


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