Becket Chambers – 12 months – October 2019/April 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Becket Chambers
Head of Chambers:
n/a
Address of chambers:
Canterbury Innovation Centre
University Road
Canterbury
CT2 7FG
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Common Law
Practice areas:
Family; Civil; Crime
Specialist services:
Mediation; Public access work
Circuits:
South eastern
Tenants:
19
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Two
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Two
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
7 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
P6012/18/1501
Description
Becket Chambers, a leading chambers on the South Eastern Circuit, offers one pupillage each year, commencing in October. We are currently seeking candidates for one 12-month pupillage commencing October 2019, and one 12-month pupillage commencing April 2020.

Becket Chambers offers an attractive combination of high quality work and quality of life, providing the opportunity to live and work in attractive areas of Kent or Sussex, and build a successful practice without the need for an expensive London commute or high living costs.

We are a busy, friendly common law set covering a full range of areas of law, but specialising in Family and Civil law in Kent, Sussex and the South East. In particular, we cover:
• General Common Law: including contract disputes, property matters, landlord and tenant and personal injury
• Family: All aspects including public and private Law children cases, injunctions, parental removal and abduction, divorce and financial remediesy
• Employment

Please see our websites http://becket-chambers.co.uk/, http://direct2barrister.co.uk/ and http://becketmediation.co.uk/ for detailed information about our barristers and practice areas.

Pupils are selected with a view to tenancy, and we only recruit pupils when we believe there is enough work to keep them usefully occupied, so we expect, on successful completion of your year, to be able to offer you a tenancy. In the last five years all our pupils have been offered a tenancy, and all have accepted.

Pupils are expected to undertake work in all areas of law in which Chambers operates, so unlike in other Chambers where you may only work in a certain area, you will have the opportunity to work across the spectrum.

Find out more about pupillage and the recruitment process at Becket Chambers at http://becket-chambers.co.uk/about/recruitment/pupillage/.

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. Please explain in no more than 350 words why you are interested in applying to a common law set of Chambers and in particular why you are applying for a pupillage in Kent. (350 words)
  2. Demonstrate, in no more than 300 words, why you wish to practice in Kent from Becket Chambers: (300 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.