Desmond Browne QC is keen to ensure that he has as diverse a selection of candidates as possible for the barrister vacancy. He is therefore seeking applications from barristers, and suggestions from the Bar of individual barristers who will carry the confidence both of the profession and of the other high-calibre members of the Panel. Individuals should be Queen’s Counsel who are universally respected as outstanding practitioners in their field, or senior employed barristers who have reached the highest level.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve for at least two annual Rounds, and will receive appropriate daily remuneration for what will continue to be a demanding and fascinating task. The commitment will be for some 30 days’ work for each Round (with the bulk of the work falling either side of the summer recess), and we hope that each future Round will fit within an annual cycle from April to March. Fur ther details of the Selection Process can be found

If you wish to apply, or know of individuals who are suitable and likely to be willing to commit the time, please contact Desmond Browne QC, either by writing to him at the Bar Council (289-293 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HZ), or by email to, by 6 March 2009