Retired senior judge appointment for the Queen's Counsel Selection Panel

24 October 2013

The Bar Council and the Law Society are seeking to appoint a retired senior judge for the Queen's Counsel Selection Panel. Under the process agreed between the two branches of the profession and endorsed by the then Lord Chancellor in 2004, the Selection Panel  is responsible for recommending  advocates for appointment as Queen's Counsel (QC).  

In addition to the retired senior judge, the Panel consists of senior barristers, senior solicitors and distinguished lay members. The Panel's decisions have a real impact on the practice of law at the highest level. 

Panel members must be available for a minimum of 30 days a year mostly between August and December. Appointments will initially be for a two-year period, which may be extended to a maximum of five years. Meetings will be held in London. Remuneration is at a daily rate to reflect the important and demanding nature of the work. 

Selection Panel members must be able to demonstrate an ability to sift through complex evidence from multiple sources in order to reach incisive judgements. It is important that all members of the Panel can demonstrate commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity, and to the seven 'Nolan' Principles of Public Life. They also need good interviewing skills.

For further information about what the role entails, and how to apply, please email: or telephone: 020 7831 0020.

The closing date for applications is5pm Monday 11 November 2013.