We tend to advertise if any specific vacancies arise. However, we are a busy Chambers with plenty of work and so would welcome an informal chat with potential colleagues if you are thinking of applying and wish to find out a bit more about us.
Applications should be made by sending a curriculum vitae and covering letter to Sue Glanville, marked 'Recruitment'.
Pupillage – What We Offer
At present we tend to offer one 12 month pupillage every other year. We have a solid history of recruiting tenants from our own pupils - our most recent pupil became a tenant in October 2010.
These pupillages are funded. During the first six months the pupil will receive a grant of £5,000 payable by monthly instalments, plus the refund of any travelling expenses incurred while accompanying the pupil supervisor. During the second six months we guarantee to make the pupil's receipts up to £5,000 over that period.
The pupil's year will normally be divided into three periods of four months, each spent with a different supervisor. There will be plenty of opportunity, however, to accompany other members of Chambers to Court or attend conferences to give the pupil a comprehensive view of the work of Chambers. The aim is to provide the pupil with a good coverage of both Family Law and Civil work, the particular emphasis being largely determined by the pupil's own preference.
Pupillage Recruitment Process
We only accept applications for a first pupillage via Pupillage Portal. First round applications normally open in April.
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.
Usually, we will hold second interviews with shortlisted candidates before making a final decision.
We do also take third six pupils from time to time although unfortunately these are not funded. Any application should be addressed to the Head of Chambers.
We have a select number of mini-pupillages available through the course of the year, mainly in the academic holidays.
To apply for a mini-pupillage, please send your curriculum vitae with a covering letter specifying your areas of interest and dates of availability to Angela Bennett. The deadline for receipt of applications is the end of February. Final decisions will be made by the end of April.
Mini-pupils are required to be punctual and must remember that when Clients are present that they have an observatory role only, although they may be asked to take notes. Mini-pupils must be aware of their responsibilities regarding discretion, and to that end will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Our mini-pupillages are informal only and are not assessed.