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

18 St John Street Chambers are actively inviting applications from established practitioners due to our extremely busy and increasing workload. We are keen to attract established practitioners across all our departments.  Applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Chambers Manager.

Enquiries can be made in confidence to the Head of Recruitment Committee, Leonie Caplan who will arrange for you to have an informal discussion with the head of the relevant team.

Applications (in confidence, by way of a letter and CV and giving details of two referees) should be addressed to the Chambers Manager, Emma Bowie.


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Applications for Pupillage 2022.

We are recruiting pupils in line with the Pupillage Gateway timetable for 2020/21 to commence pupillage in September 2022.

The online application will be available from 11:00am on 4th January 2021 through the Pupillage Gateway at www.pupillagegateway.com.

For more details about pupillage please see our Pupillage & Recruitment Policy attached hereto.


18 St John Street has published its Diversity Data from the 2020 round of pupillage applications. The link can be found by clicking here.

Head of Chambers, Richard Chapman QC, said, “Our commitment to diversity is longstanding, is well-evidenced by our approach to recruitment, and has ensured that we have attracted the very best applicants, pupils, and tenants. 18 has always emphasised the importance of being a close community of colleagues and friends, which makes inclusion and diversity natural parts of who we are.”


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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.

Due to the current situation in relation to COVID19, the Government have put in place various measures and guidance. 18 St John Street Chambers will therefore be postponing all mini-pupillage applications until further notice.

We apologise for this but want to ensure that all successful applicants are provided with the appropriate experience in their time with us.

Any updates to this position will be posted on this page.


Timetable For Applications *Four Day Week