Advocate Panels - Specialist Panels

This page provides details and forms to assist the application process for inclusion in the Specialist Panels, including Counter Terrorism, Extradition, Fraud, Proceeds of Crime and the Serious Crime Group. Please select the appropriate section.

Guidance and the Application Process – Specialist Panels Toggle accordion

The current iteration of the Specialist Panels runs from 2018 to 2022.

The aim is to appoint advocates to the Specialist Panels who have met the respective selection criteria and have relevant, up to date skills and experience. Any advocate appointed must be able to deliver high quality prosecution advocacy services and have a commitment to meet the aims and objectives of the CPS.

Prospective applicants are strongly advised to read the following documents which set out the Panel arrangements and application process.

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Counter Terrorism Toggle accordion

Applications to join the Specialist Panel for Counter Terrorism at levels 3 or 4 can be submitted during the annual application window each September.  

All advocates appointed to join the Panel must meet the relevant selection criteria and agree to abide by the Advocate Panel Members’ Commitment.

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Applications to join the current Extradition Panel at level 1 can be submitted any time, provided the applicant meets the relevant selection criteria.

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Applications to join the Specialist Panel for Extradition at levels 2, 3 or 4 can be submitted during the annual application window each September.

All advocates appointed to join the Panel must meet the relevant selection criteria and agree to abide by the Advocate Panel Members’ Commitment.

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Fraud Panel Toggle accordion

Applications to join the Specialist Panel for Fraud at levels 2, 3 or 4 can be submitted during the annual application window each September.

All advocates appointed to join the Panel must meet the relevant selection criteria and agree to abide by the Advocate Panel Members’ Commitment.

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Proceeds of Crime Panel Toggle accordion

Applications to join the Specialist Panel for Proceeds of Crime at levels 2, 3 or 4 can be submitted during the annual application window each September.

All advocates appointed to join the Panel must meet the relevant selection criteria and agree to abide by the Advocate Panel Members’ Commitment.

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Serious Crime Group Panel Toggle accordion

Applications to join the Specialist Panel for Serious Crime at levels 2, 3 or 4 can be submitted during the annual application window each September.  

All advocates appointed to join the Panel must meet the relevant selection criteria and agree to abide by the Advocate Panel Members’ Commitment.

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Specialist Panels Upgrade Application Toggle accordion

Existing permanent members of the CPS Specialist Advocate Panel can apply to be upgraded by one level on the respective Panels, to level 2, 3 or 4, during the annual application each September.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of improvement since being appointed to their current level and demonstrate how they now meet the selection criteria for the next level.

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Appeals Process Toggle accordion

Applicants who have received the outcome of their application will have been advised whether they were successful or unsuccessful for the level applied for. Where the applicant was unsuccessful for either the level applied for or the next level down they may appeal.

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