Senior Counsel

The Selection Committee for the Appointment of Senior Counsel invites applications for appointment as Senior Counsel.

Applicants should possess a minimum of 10 years’ experience as advocates and solicitors or as legal officers and have active practices involving substantial advocacy and other litigation-related work. Pursuant to section 30 of the Legal Profession Act, appointees are chosen by a Selection Committee comprising the Chief Justice, the Attorney-General and the Judges of Appeal. The names of all successful candidates will be announced by the Chief Justice at the Opening of the Legal Year.

 Application form for the appointment as Senior Counsel 2024 can be downloaded here.

Submission Period: 21 August 2023 to 20 October 2023

  • Mondays to Fridays: 9:00am - 4.30pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

Please note that the requirements and application process have been updated*. Kindly refer to the guidance note in the application form for more information. 

*Please note the following clarification relating to the character reference letters on page 3 of the application form: Character reference letters should testify to your character. These may be provided by anyone who knows you personally from all walks of life, such as friends, clients, mentors or mentees, community leaders, fellow volunteers in the pro bono community or serving in the same committees, and clients. These are not intended to be purely about professional conduct inside of the court room, arbitral chambers, or other formal proceedings. They should also not be provided by lawyers from the same firm.