Name of chambers:
42 Bedford Row
Head of Chambers:
Miss Tina Cook QC and Mr Richard Furniss
Address of chambers:
42 Bedford Row
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Clinical negligence; Personal injury; Family; Property and land; Commercial; Employment
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
7 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
42 Bedford Row is a leading common law set, now with over 100 members. Our members’ practices are broadly split between Civil and Family law. Eighteen of our barristers in chambers are listed in their fields in both Chambers UK Guide and The Legal 500 for 2019. Past members include Rose LJ, Janet Smith LJ, Leveson LJ, David Clarke J, Caroline Swift J, King J and Stephen Stewart J.
Our pupils benefit from the experience of a broad spectrum of work, which includes:
• Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
• Contract / Commercial disputes
• Professional Negligence
• Property-related matters including Landlord and Tenant.
• Public law and local government
What we are looking for
Members of Chambers are instructed by a diverse range of solicitors on behalf of private clients, insurance companies, local government and other public authorities, as well as directly by clients themselves. We seek exceptional candidates who can demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and intellectual ability, coupled with the social skills to communicate with, and on behalf of, a wide range of clients.
Chambers will recruit one or two twelve-month pupils. Each pupil will be allocated to at least 3 different pupil supervisors during the course of his/her twelve months, to ensure that they experience as broad a range of our work as practicable. Pupil supervisors ensure that a proper work/life balance is achieved. In their second six months of pupillage, pupils can expect to be in court regularly, dealing with their own cases.
Fee income derived in the second six months of pupillage is additional to the pupillage award, which pupils receive monthly. Pupils who started with us in October 2018 have received an award of £28,800 and in addition we will guarantee earnings (NB. not receipts) in the second six months of £15,000. The awards are reviewed annually.
At 42 Bedford Row we have an excellent record of recruiting tenants from our own pupils; we believe in investing in our pupils and offering tenancy to all those who demonstrate that they have the skills required to become effective and successful members of chambers. We operate an Equality and Diversity policy that is adhered to during the pupillage selection process and throughout pupillage itself.
Applicants should have a strong academic background, usually evidenced by at least an upper second class degree (or at the application stage a reasonable expectation of reaching this standard).
Applicants must apply through the Pupillage gateway www.pupillagegateway.com.The point of contact is Chambers’ Pupillage Secretary. Please refer any queries (by email only please) to the Pupillage Committee: a member of the committee will reply as promptly as possible. All such queries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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)
- 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)
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.