Name of chambers:
Regency Barristers Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Christopher Bramwell & Nigel Sleight
Address of chambers:
15 Gravel Walk, Minster Precint
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Family; Common law
Public access work
South eastern; Midlands
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Nigel Sleight is the appointed Director of Pupil Training who will oversee pupillage arrangements on a day-to-day basis. Chambers has a number of registered pupil supervisors available to provide a pupillage.
A pupillage at Regency Chambers is designed for those interested in Family, Employment and General Common Law.
The pupillage programme:
The pupillage is for twelve months with a nominated Pupil Supervisor for the full period. During the first six months the pupil will be expected to read and become familiar with the supervisor’s current cases and be in a position to discuss in detail the relevant issues. You will attend Court and conferences with your pupil supervisor; do research into areas of the law and work on his or her papers.
These expectations continue for the full period of the second six when you are not undertaking work of your own.
There will be occasions, particularly during the first six months, when you will spend time with other members of Chambers to broaden your experience of work in Chambers. You may be asked to assist other members of chambers with research or paperwork. Chambers covers courts over the South East and Midland Circuit, and sometimes beyond.
Chambers will meet a pupil’s reasonable traveling expenses when necessary.
It is a necessary part of your pupillage that you attend training sessions organised by your Inn and the Circuit. Chambers will meet a pupil’s necessary traveling expenses in respect of such training.
Feed-back, monitoring and assessments
You will receive continuous assessment and informal feedback from your pupil supervisor throughout your pupillage. In your second six your own work will be supervised by your pupil trainer when practicable and review outcomes; you will receive feedback from the Clerk concerning your court work: this will include feedback back from solicitors, tenants and judges.
Complaints or grievances
Chambers has a complaints and grievance procedure in place for pupils, the overarching aim of which is to resolve grievances both fairly and as soon as possible.
During the first six months you will receive an award of £1000 per month at the end of each month. During your second six you will continue to receive the same monthly amount. You will be charged a percentage on any fees received from work undertaken on this period.
You will be allowed to take a break during both your first and second six up to a maximum of four weeks in all. The timing of such breaks must be agreed in advance with your pupil supervisor and Clerk so as to fit in with your training and professional commitments.
We are looking for pupils with a view to them working in Chambers for the long term as full tenants. However, an offer of pupillage does not bring with it any guarantee of a tenancy at the end of it.
Applications for pupillage must be made in writing direct to Chambers, this should include a CV [maximum two pages] together with a covering letter. Applications must be received by 4pm on the 24th May 2018. In fairness to candidates, any applications received after this time will not be considered. Due to the likely volume of applications we do not offer feedback for those who are not selected for interview. It is likely that those selected for interview will take place on a Saturday in June or July 2018 (precise date to be notified in due course). Applications should be addressed as follows: