Landmark Chambers - 12 months - September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Landmark Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Rupert Warren QC and Paul Brown QC
Address of chambers:
Landmark Chambers
180 Fleet Street
London
EC4A 2HG
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Planning; Public law; Property; Environment; International law; European law
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation; Arbitration; Pro bono
Circuits:
South eastern
Tenants:
89
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Seven
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
One
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
31 December 2018 at 4:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
10712/18/1475
Description
Landmark Chambers offers up to two pupillages a year, each of 12 months duration. We run a staggered recruitment process (Phase 1 and Phase 2), the details of which can be found on our website: http://www.landmarkchambers.co.uk/pupillage-recruitment/pupillage

Training and assessment during pupillage

The pupillage year is divided into four seats of three months each. During the first three seats, we offer our pupils experience in all of Chambers’ complementary practice areas. For the final seat each pupil is given an opportunity to express a preference as to the practice area in which they are interested in receiving further training, and the pupil recruited via. Phase 1 will be encouraged to take a fourth seat with one of the members of our Property Team.

Throughout the year we will encourage you to work for a cross-section of Chambers’ members and we will arrange for our Silks to act as your satellite supervisors on more complex cases. This will allow you to see a wide variety of work and take advantage of Landmark’s unique position as a leading specialist set, with significant overlap between its private law and public law practices. In your second six months you will also be offered opportunities to appear in court on your own account, usually in the County Court or First-Tier Tribunal.

We are committed to providing our pupils with high-quality and constructive training. To that end, you will receive regular feedback from your pupil supervisors and, at the end of the first and third seats, you will be invited to participate in formal feedback sessions with the Chair and Secretaries of our Pupillage Committee. Finally, our pupils participate in, and receive feedback in relation to, three written and one oral advocacy assessment during their pupillage year.

The tenancy decision is taken on individual merit and is usually made after the first three seats of pupillage. Having taken on seven of nine pupils across the past three years, we have an excellent retention rate. However, if we are not able to offer you tenancy at the end of your pupillage, we have a good record of assisting our former pupils in finding third six pupillages or tenancies elsewhere.

Funding and awards

Landmark offers a pupillage award of £65,000 to all pupils in Chambers. Up to £25,000 of the award may be drawn down in advance. The balance of the award is paid by instalments, monthly in advance. We also fund the compulsory courses required of pupils by the Bar Standards Board.

Making an Application

Those candidates who have a particular interest in Property Law are advised to make a Phase 1 application through the recruitment portal advertised below. We ask all of our other applicants to make a Phase 2 application through Pupillage Gateway, which will be opening on Monday 7 January 2019.

The start date for all candidates making an application to chambers between 1 November and 31 December 2018 (Phase 1) and Monday 7 January and Thursday 7 February 2019 (Phase 2) will be September 2020.

Candidates are asked to note that the following dates have been provisionally set for this year's Phase 1 recruitment process:
• Recruitment Portal Closes – 31 December 2018 at 16:00
• Assessment Centre – 17 January 2019
• Interviews – 31 January 2019
• Offers – 4 February 2019

Although the deadline for applications through the recruitment portal is 16:00 on 31 December 2018, candidates are strongly advised to make their submissions before 21 December 2018, as both administrative and technical support will not be available over the Christmas holidays.

Equality and Diversity

Chambers is committed to the furtherance of equality and diversity at the Bar. We are an equal opportunities employer and run a number of initiatives designed to promote equality, diversity and wellbeing. We encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.
How to apply
Those candidates who have a particular interest in Property Law are advised to make an application through our Phase 1 Recruitment Portal, the link for which is: http://phase1pupillagerecruitment.landmarkchambers.co.uk/