Landmark Chambers - 12 months - September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Landmark Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Rupert Warren QC and Paul Brown QC
Address of chambers:
Landmark Chambers
180 Fleet Street
London
EC4A 2HG
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Planning; Public law; Property; Environment; International law; European law
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation; Arbitration; Pro bono
Circuits:
South eastern
Tenants:
89
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Seven
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
One
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
7 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
28 September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
10712/18/1508
Description
Landmark Chambers offers up to two pupillages a year, each of 12 months duration. We run a staggered recruitment process (Phase 1 and Phase 2), the details of which can be found on our website: http://www.landmarkchambers.co.uk/pupillage-recruitment/pupillage.

Training and assessment during pupillage

The pupillage year is divided into four seats of three months each. During the first three seats, we offer our pupils experience in all of Chambers’ complementary practice areas. For the final seat each pupil is given an opportunity to express a preference as to the practice area in which they are interested in receiving further training, and the pupil recruited via. Phase 1 will be encouraged to take a fourth seat with one of the members of our Property Team.

Throughout the year we will encourage you to work for a cross-section of Chambers’ members and we will arrange for our Silks to act as your satellite supervisors on more complex cases. This will allow you to see a wide variety of work and take advantage of Landmark’s unique position as a leading specialist set, with significant overlap between its private law and public law practices. In your second six months you will also be offered opportunities to appear in court on your own account, usually in the County Court or First-Tier Tribunal.

We are committed to providing our pupils with high-quality and constructive training. To that end, you will receive regular feedback from your pupil supervisors and, at the end of the first and third seats, you will be invited to participate in formal feedback sessions with the Chair and Secretaries of our Pupillage Committee. Finally, our pupils participate in, and receive feedback in relation to, three written and one oral advocacy assessment during their pupillage year.

The tenancy decision is taken on individual merit and is usually made after the first three seats of pupillage. Having taken on seven of nine pupils across the past three years, we have an excellent retention rate. However, if we are not able to offer you tenancy at the end of your pupillage, we have a good record of assisting our former pupils in finding third six pupillages or tenancies elsewhere.

Funding and awards

Landmark offers a pupillage award of £65,000 to all pupils in Chambers. Up to £25,000 of the award may be drawn down in advance. The balance of the award is paid by instalments, monthly in advance. We also fund the compulsory courses required of pupils by the Bar Standards Board.

Equality and Diversity

Chambers is committed to the furtherance of equality and diversity at the Bar. We are an equal opportunities employer and run a number of initiatives designed to promote equality, diversity and wellbeing. We encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin and people with disabilities, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.


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. Why do you wish to become a barrister? (150 words)
  2. 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)
  3. Please identify any additional experiences / skills gained that you believe may help you in your career. (200 words)
  4. What areas of practice are you interested in and why? (150 words)
  5. Why do you want to undertake your pupillage at Landmark Chambers? (200 words)
How to apply
To apply through Phase 2 (which is open to candidates interested in any of Landmark's specialisms), please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.