Current Job Opportunities – Solicitor Advocates

See below details of current vacancies for solicitor advocates of which SAHCA has been made aware. Please direct any enquiries to the poster: SAHCA has taken no steps to verify the accuracy of the information below.

Private Practice

The Johnson Partnership are recruiting for a Solicitor Advocate or Counsel, specialising in criminal law. The role is based in the East Midlands, predominantly Nottingham and Derby. The position involves all aspects of criminal Crown court advocacy and as such previous experience in this area is essential. At present there is a team of 7 , including in -house counsel. You would be supported with the provision of in -house and external training. We are able to consider flexible or part- time working.

For further details on the Partnership please see our website For further information on the role please contact Digby Johnson 07971159003


DWF Advocacy is seeking to recruit a Team Leader to join them in the Leeds office. This is an excellent opportunity to join the DWF Advocacy business that operates like an in-house set of chambers whose members practice across the full service range that DWF LLP is known for. This is not a role for a one dimensional advocate – it is for an advocate with both courtroom skills and real world commercial acumen. The role is key in the supporting and developing junior advocates and building the business through an active approach to business development.

For further details click here.



Public Sector

High Court Judicial Assistants (JA) scheme.

Designed to build on the success of the existing separate arrangements for the provision of JAs for judges in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division in the Business and Property Courts, the new scheme will be further extended to all three Divisions of the High Court.

The application process will open in April 2019 and close on 1 July 2019 for placements lasting between three and five months during the legal year October 2019–July 2020.

High Court’s new judicial assistant scheme

Family Procedure Rule Committee (Family PRC)

Appointing body: Family Procedure Rule Committee
Location: London
Closing date: 01/03/2019

MOJ Careers


AG Panel


To obtain an application, please email specifying whether you are interested in applying for either the London A Panel, London B Panel or London C Panel.

You can only apply to one Panel.

AG’s Office – Standing Counsel for the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks

Posted March 2019

The Attorney General appoints a member of the intellectual property Bar or a solicitor advocate to provide the Comptroller of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks with advice when required and to act for him in proceedings before the higher courts. The Attorney General is launching a recruitment exercise to fill two existing vacancies with the following practice:

Appointments will be for an initial period of three years, with the possibility of an extension up to a further three years at the discretion of the Attorney General;
Advocates will be invited to apply for appointment in an open competition.


All applicants must complete a standard application form and provide references. A Selection Board appointed by the Attorney General will consider applications. The Attorney General will appoint the advocates who appear to him best qualified regardless of disability, race, colour, nationality, ethic or national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, religion/belief or political affiliation. Women, members of ethnic minorities and those with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Although most of the work is based in London and Newport, South Wales, applications from outside of these areas will be considered.

An application pack may be obtained by emailing or by downloading it from Completed application forms must be returned by 17.00 on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

One Barrister and One Solicitor of the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee

Body:  Criminal Procedure Rule Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sectors: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: The role is based in London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: Please note that no remuneration is payable. Reasonable standard travel expenses are payable.

Closing Date: 20/03/19

Legal Review Panel Aid

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has a panel of Independent Funding Adjudicators (IFAs) and Independent Costs Assessors (ICAs). The Panel considers appeals against certain LAA decisions including those relating to claims for costs.

We are looking for solicitors, barristers and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) to join the panel for a term of up to five years from 1 July 2019.

Location: Various
Remuneration: £52 per hour plus expenses
Closing date: 29/03/19

Legal Aid Review Panel