18 St John Street Chambers is an Equal Opportunities employer. No applicant’s background will influence the selection of the successful candidate. All reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants. For further information on active recruitment contact;

Emma Bowie, Chambers’ Manager
Direct Line: 0161 278 1800
Email: ebowie@18sjs.com

Pupillage, Tenancy and Staff Vacancies

Tenancy Applications

Chambers invites applications from established practitioners. Applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Chambers Manager.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications for both our Family and our Civil and Personal Injury Departments. For more details click below and request to contact the appropriate department…


Due to an abundance of work, the Civil and Personal Injury department are seeking applications from established personal injury barristers of under 15 years’ call. Successful applicants can expect to be busy and in court regularly. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be made by way of CV and covering letter addressed to: Emma Bowie, Chambers’ Manager at ebowie@18sjs.com

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The application process for pupillage commencing September 2021 will be open from 1 January 2020.

Chambers will be offering up to three 12-month pupillages: one in the criminal department and two in the family department. In recent years nearly all of our pupils have been offered a tenancy with us.

We provide financial support comprising:

·         £15,728 for each pupil in the form of a grant;

·         Guaranteed billings in second six of £25,000 (family department) or £15,000 (criminal department). In our experience, pupils regularly bill in excess of the guaranteed amount;

·         Reasonable travel expenses from Chambers to Court during the non-practising period of pupillage;

·         Compulsory training costs.

It is anticipated that the overall package for the criminal department’s pupil will be worth in excess of £30,000. For the family department’s pupils, the figure will be in excess of £40,000.

Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

Application is by a form which can be downloaded here from 1st January 2020 and submitted via email to pupils@18sjs.com or by post for the attention of the Chambers Manager. Please note only one application per candidate will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted. Applicants are expected to apply for either the family or criminal pupillages.

The closing date for pupillages commencing September 2021 is 14 February 2020.

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Mini Pupillage

Chambers invites applications from students at undergraduate level and above. A mini pupillage application form can be downloaded here and should be sent by email to ebowie@18sjs.com

We plan to offer four mini pupillages in Easter and a further six in Summer 2020.  The Easter 2020 programme will open on 1st January 2020.  For Summer we will consider applications received from 1st April 2020.  Each mini pupil will be offered a week in Chambers. 

Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be contacted by email or phone.

Timetable For Applications *Four Day Week

Easter 2020

30 March - 3 April
6 - 9 Apr*
14 - 17 Apr*
20 - 24 Apr

17 February 2020 9 March 2020
Summer 2020

29 Jun - 3 July
6 to 10 July
13 to 17 July
20 to 24 July
27 to 31 July
3 - 7 August

18 May 2020 8 June 2020