Recruitment

Equality & Diversity: all recruitment to tenancy and formal pupillage in Chambers is carried out in compliance with the Bar Code of Conduct and associated official guidance.

 

Third six pupil

On occasion we may have a vacancy for a Third Six Pupil. Any such vacancies will be advertised here.

 

Tenancy

We tend to advertise if any specific vacancies arise. However, we are a busy Chambers with plenty of work and have attracted successful, unsolicited applications from many established practitioners.

Colleagues who have joined us from other chambers find us open and welcoming. Existing members of Chambers welcome the diversity of outlook and approach which newcomers bring and will happily discuss matters informally with potential recruits. Formal applications should be made by sending a curriculum vitae and covering letter to Lisa Peacock, marked 'Recruitment'. All such discussions and applications will, of course, be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Chambers do not usually recruit starter tenants.

 

Pupillage

Chambers is offering one 12 month pupillage, commencing from October 2018. Pupils will be trained in all areas of chambers’ practice, including both family and civil work.

Pupillage is funded with a grant of £10,000 in the first six months and guaranteed earnings of £10,000 in the second six months. Pupils can expect to bill in excess of £15,000 in their second six.

A pupil’s year will normally be divided into three periods of four months, each spent with a different supervisor. Pupils will also be expected to accompany other members of chambers to Court and attend conferences to provide pupils with a comprehensive view of the work undertaken within chambers.

Candidates should expect to show intellectual aptitude, potential to become an excellent advocate and commitment to the bar, particularly in the areas of work that chambers undertakes.

We have a strong history of recruiting tenants from our pupils and we offer pupillage with a view to tenancy.

Please direct any relevant enquiries to pupillage@3djb.co.uk

 

Pupillage - recruitment process

We only accept applications for first pupillage through Pupillage Gateway.

We invite selected candidates to come to interview in Chambers. We will be looking for dedication, intellect and an interest in Chambers' areas of practice in our potential pupils. Candidates should be prepared to answer questions on our areas of practice, their own particular areas of interest and professional ethics.

We also take third six pupils from time-to-time. These pupillages are not funded. 

 

We have been informed that our advert for pupillage on the Gateway may appear to be closed to some candidates. Please note that our advert is open until 7th February 2018, in line with the Gateway timetable. If you have any difficulties in applying then please email pupillage@3djb.co.uk

 

Mini Pupillage

We accept applications for mini-pupillage and offer up to 6 places a year. Owing to the nature of work chambers undertakes all applicants must be at least in their second year of university (or equivalent). Mini-pupillages will usually last 2days.

Applications will be considered in two batches each year. The first will be considered in the first week in January and the second will be considered in the first week in May. The following criteria will be used: academic ability, demonstration of an interest in a career at the bar, and reasons for applying to chambers.

A CV and covering letter addressing the above criteria should be sent to jbrindle@3djb.co.uk.

All our barristers have formidable legal skills – which they complement with being approachable and friendly. Our team’s legal strengths, diverse backgrounds and healthy gender balance combine to offer services appreciated by our many different clients.

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