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;

Naomi Callender, Assistant
to the Chambers Manager
Direct Line: 0161 278 8218
Email: ncallender@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: Naomi Callender, Assistant to the Chambers’ Manager at ncallender@18sjs.com

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The application process for pupillage commencing September 2020 will be open from 1 January 2019.

Chambers will be offering up to three, 12 month pupillages: one for the Criminal department, one for the Civil and PI department, and one for the Family department. We provide financial support of £30,000, comprising of a grant of £15,000 for each 12-month pupil and guaranteed billings of £15,000 for the second six. In our experience, many pupils will bill far more than the guaranteed amount. Chambers also pays reasonable travel expenses in the first six and any compulsory training costs.

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 and submitted via email to pupils@18sjs.com .

The closing date for pupillages commencing September 2020 is 15 February 2019. Our assessment day and interviews are expected to take place on Saturday 13 April 2019. CVs will not be accepted.

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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 ncallender@18sjs.com.

We plan to offer four mini pupillages in Easter and a further six in summer 2019. For Easter, we will consider applications received in the period up to the end of February 2019. For the summer, we will consider applications received in March to May 2019. 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 2019

25 - 29 Mar
1 - 5 Apr
8 - 12 Apr
15 - 19 Apr*

28th February 11th March
Summer 2018 (Closed)

1 - 5 July
8 - 12 July
15 - 19 July
22 - 26 July
29 July - 2 August
5 - 9 August

31st May 10th June