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Atlantic Chambers - 12 months - October 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Atlantic Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Simon Dawes
Address of chambers:
4-6 Cook Street
L2 9QU
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Civil; Employment; Family; Commercial and chancery; Clinical negligence
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
11 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
19 October 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Chambers’ roots can be traced back over two centuries of Liverpool’s legal history. Today from modern premises we offer specialist expertise from within our crime, civil litigation, family, employment, chancery and proceeds of crime departments and beyond those areas into the fields of clinical negligence, industrial disease, landlord & tenant, and commercial law. Members appear in all levels of local and national tribunals. Whilst chambers has a strong commitment towards publicly-funded litigation its members advise and represent clients ranging from individuals and public authorities to large corporations.

Pupils receive a 12-month funded pupillage with the emphasis upon developing their own practice from the start of their second six months. Our current policy is to pay £30,000, £12,000 for the first six months of pupillage with the remaining £18,000 in guaranteed earnings for the second six months of pupillage. Chambers’ funding policy and pupillage requirements are regularly reviewed and potential applicants should visit our website for the up-to-date position. Efforts are made to cater for particular interests whilst ensuring that a good grounding is provided in all of those areas which will be covered by a busy junior practitioner. We have traditionally recruited our tenants from our pupils.

We expect to offer two 12 month pupillages for 2020 one in common law and one in family law.
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)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.