12 Kings Bench Walk - 12 Months - September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
12 King's Bench Walk
Head of Chambers:
Paul Russell QC
Address of chambers:
12 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London
EC4Y 7EL
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Personal injury; Clinical negligence; Commercial; Insurance; Landlord and tenant; Professional negligence; Employment
Specialist services:
Mediation; Pro bono
Circuits:
South eastern
Tenants:
82
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
10
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Three
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
7 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
30 September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
10659/18/1472
Description
12 King’s Bench Walk, known as 12KBW, is a long-established civil set of chambers with 87 tenants, including 11 silks.

We were Chambers’ Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Set of the Year in 2018. Our core areas of practice also include industrial disease, international & travel and employment law, though pupils can expect to gain a broad experience of work including in professional negligence, credit hire, property damage, health and safety prosecutions, inquests and insurance claims.

Our barristers come from a range of backgrounds and we are proud of our record of recruitment based purely on merit.

We offer a minimum of two and up to three 12-month pupillages. Chambers pupillage award is £55,000 (£27,500 grant and £27,500 guaranteed earnings/£10,000 of the grant may be drawn down during the Bar vocation course/BPTC year).

Second six pupils (and junior tenants) can expect a busy and varied workload with plenty of court work. Over the last three years, 6 out of 8 pupils have been offered tenancies. Pupils who have not become tenants have found chambers elsewhere. Mini-pupillages are available. See our website.

Chambers is committed to the Equality and Diversity Code for the Bar and encourages applications from groups which are under-represented in chambers. Chambers will make reasonable adjustments for disabled candidates.

Application Questions

The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow you to prepare in advance.

  1. What do you see as the challenges facing the Young Bar practising in personal injury over the immediate to short term future? (200 words)
  2. BC1: Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career (200 words)
  3. BC2: Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.