PAT 150069 - One Barrister and One Solicitor of the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee.

Body: Criminal Procedure Rule Committee
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: 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.
Time Requirements: 8 days per annum, for four-year tenure.


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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    05/11/2019 at 14:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Eligibility criteria and person specification

Applicants must have the qualification required either by section 70(2)(h) or by section 70(2)(i) of the Courts Act 2003, namely;

  • a person who has a Senior Courts qualification and who has particular experience of practice in criminal courts; or
  • a person who has been authorised by a relevant approved regulator to conduct litigation in relation to all proceedings in the Senior Courts, and who has particular experience of practice in criminal courts.

Person Specification

Applicants will be assessed against the following essential criteria:

  • experience suited to the appointment;
  • commitment to the simplification and reform of criminal procedure;
  • availability for service on the Committee (a commitment of at least 8 days a year);
  • ability to reflect to the Committee the views of other practitioners; and against the following additional criteria;
  • participation in a relevant professional or representative body;
  • familiarity with the administration of the criminal courts; and
  • familiarity with legislative drafting.

Additional Information

For successful candidates, confirmation of appointment will be subject to basic clearance checks, covering confirmation of identity and right to work in the UK plus a criminal record check. This will involve completion of several paper and electronic forms and can take up to five weeks to process.

If you have any questions about any aspects of this post, you are welcome to contact Campaign Manager, Kathy Malvo by e-mail at .

How to Apply

To make an application, please send:

  • A CV (maximum two sides of A4) detailing your qualifications, employment history and any appointments or offices you hold. Please also provide your preferred contact number and email address.


  • A personal statement (maximum two sides of A4) providing evidence against the role criteria and your suitability for the post. Please consider the role and criteria carefully in preparing your statements. Information from Advisory Assessment Panels indicates that applications which offer specific and tailored examples against the criteria, making clear the candidate’s role in achieving an outcome are often the strongest. Structuring the statement around the criteria using relevant headings also aids clarity.


  • Guidance on how writing an application is provided at (Appendix 2).

Please also complete and return the following supporting documents:

  • potential conflicts of interest;
  • note of public appointments;
  • referee details;
  • the political activity declaration form; and equal opportunities monitoring form.
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