Becket Chambers - 12 months - October 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
Specialist services:
Mediation; Public Access Work
Circuits:
South eastern
Tenants:
24
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Three
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Three
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
11 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
P6012/18/1501
Description
Due to recent expansion and an influx of work we are seeking candidates for at least one 12-month pupillage commencing October 2020, and at least one 12-month pupillage commencing April 2021.

Becket Chambers offers an attractive combination of high quality work and good quality of life, providing the opportunity to live and work in attractive areas of Kent or Sussex.

No pupil at Becket Chambers has ever failed to earn significantly more than the basic pupillage award.

Although the pupillage award is in line with Bar Council minimum requirements, in recent years pupils have earned, in their second six (in addition to the award for the first six) between £23,000 and £51,000. This means that during pupillage, pupils have earned at least £29,000, and up to £58,000 recently. If offered a tenancy, earnings are expected to increase further still.

There is scope for significant earnings to rival many London sets, but with a more pleasant and enjoyable pace of life at Becket Chambers.

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 remedies

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 recruited in the expectation of being offered tenancy. In the last five years all our pupils have been offered a tenancy, and all have accepted.

Pupils are initially expected to undertake work in all areas of law in which Chambers operates. There is real opportunity to maintain a general common law practice or specialise, depending on the wishes of the pupil.

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.