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4KBW (Chambers of T Raggatt QC) -12 months- Oct 2019 & Oct 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
4 King’s Bench Walk (Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC)
Head of Chambers:
Timothy Raggatt QC
Address of chambers:
4 King's Bench Walk
2nd Floor, Temple
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Crime; Regulatory; Family; Civil; Employment; Housing and social welfare; Property; Immigration
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation; Arbitration
South eastern; Midlands; Western
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
11 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
7 October 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
4 King's Bench Walk, the Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC, is a common law set covering the practice areas of Property, Personal Injury, Crime, Family, Immigration, Regulatory and Employment law. Chambers encourages pupils to gain experience in all of these areas during the course of pupillage so that they can then make an informed decision as to where their skills and interests lie. Typically, pupillage is divided between three supervisors, each specialising in a different area of Chambers' work. In addition to gaining an insight into their supervisors' practice, pupils will also work for, and go to Court with, other members of Chambers. Once in second six, priority will be given to a pupil's own caseload. Pupils can expect to be in Court most days when in their second six. If taken on, junior tenants tend to specialise in one or two practice areas after their initial few years in chambers, but this is up to the individual practitioner.

Chambers attaches great importance to pupillage and always aims to recruit its junior tenants from its pupils. Chambers has an excellent record of recruiting from pupils. We have a lot of work for junior tenants, and if pupils are good enough then they will be offered tenancy. Pupils are not in competition against each other.

Chambers offers up to two pupillages each year, with an award of £10,000 in the first six months and guaranteed earnings of at least £10,000 in the second six. For the past 3 years at least the guaranteed earnings figure has been significantly exceeded by pupils. Chambers also funds attendance on any course a pupil needs to attend in order to qualify.

4 King's Bench Walk looks for pupils with strong academic credentials, articulacy, a fluent writing style and a commitment to the Bar and to Chambers. Chambers is a friendly and supportive set and we look for pupils who are enthusiastic about the types of work that we do.

Please note that this year, chambers is looking to recruit pupils to start a 12 month pupillage with us not only in October 2020 but also in October 2019. Please let us know within your application whether you have a preferred start date.
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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Please give a brief description of a recent case in one of your areas of interest, and explain why it caught your attention. (350 words)
  4. Please let us know if you are applying for a 12 month pupillage with us to start in October 2019 or in October 2020, or whether you would be willing to commence pupillage in either year. If you have a preference, please let us know any particular reasons for that preference that you think we should know about. (250 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.