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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Contact Us
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.