Chair’s Latest Statement

March Statement

We have been engaging with the Equality and Human Rights Commission in respect to issues of recruitment of advocates to panels.  This is an issue that for too long has been ignored and must be resolved.

The next Attorney General Panel competition has opened for the A to C Panel, we would encourage those with relevant experience to apply. Please review the AG website https://www.gov.uk/government/news/apply-to-the-attorney-generals-civil-panel-counsel-london-a-b-and-c-panel. If you are eligible please email panelcounsel@governmentlegal.gov.uk indicating whether you wish to apply for the A, B or C panel. The closing date is the 2 April 2019.

I’m very pleased to confirm that we have secured speakers for the Lord Slynn lecture and the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference. We are looking to book dates for the 2020 lecture and conference.

We are pleased to confirm that Probono Connect have been very proactive in accepting solicitor advocates to join their advocates branch. We would encourage solicitor advocates to volunteer as advocates and also encourage solicitors to refer their own pro bono cases to obtain support from an advocate. Please review the website before sending any cases to them.