Zenith Chambers - 12 months - September 2019 and 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Zenith Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Mr David Bradshaw
Address of chambers:
Zenith Chambers
10 Park Square East
Leeds
LS1 2LH
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Common Law
Practice areas:
Crime; Chancery; Commercial; Property; Family; Housing and social welfare; Personal injury
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation; Pro bono
Circuits:
North eastern
Tenants:
65
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Seven
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Three
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
17 December 2018 at 5:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
NPG014/18/1514
Description
PUPILLAGE 1 – COMMON LAW PUPILLAGE 2020

Zenith Chambers is one of the largest sets on the North Eastern circuit and home to many highly experienced barristers, all of whom take responsibility for providing guidance and a high-quality Pupillage to talented lawyers.

This common law pupillage starts in September 2020 and lasts for a period of 12 months. Pupils can expect to have at least two different pupillage supervisors during their 12 months and will experience the full spectrum of Chambers’ specialisms. During the second six months pupils will receive a variety of instructions including paperwork.

Chambers aims to ensure that our pupillages are varied and interesting and also that communication between pupils and other members of Chambers is as productive and instructive as possible.

Pupillage offers are based on a combination of academic merit and success at interview. Success at the short first interview gives candidates the opportunity to attend a second interview where you will be expected to answer questions in more depth and give a short advocacy exercise to a panel. The final two candidates will be invited to attend Chambers the week following their final round interview to complete a 2-day assessed mini pupillage. This will include both court and paper work.

Award will be £15,000 (£7,500 award in the first six months and guaranteed minimum earnings of £7,500 in the second six months). The Award may be subject to increase in line with the Living Wage Foundation rates once released for 2020/2021.

The decision regarding tenancy is made by the Chambers. All applications from eligible prospective pupils will be considered. Decisions regarding tenancy are usually made in August following the pupillage year.



PUPILLAGE 2 – FAMILY LAW PUPILLAGE 2019

Pupillage starts in September 2019 and lasts for a period of 12 months. Pupils can expect to have two different pupillage supervisors during their 12 months and will experience the full spectrum of Private Law, Public Law, Injunctive Relief and financial remedy cases. During the second six months’ pupils will receive a variety of instructions including paperwork. Pupils should expect to appear in the Family Court.

Pupils should be prepared to travel.

Chambers aims to ensure that our pupillages are varied and interesting and also that communication between pupils and other members of Chambers is as productive and instructive as possible.

Pupillage offers are based upon a combination of academic merit and success at interview. Success at the short first interview gives candidates the opportunity to attend a second interview where you will be expected to answer questions in more depth and give a short advocacy exercise to a panel. The final two candidates will be invited to attend Chambers the week following their final round interview to complete a 2-day assessed mini pupillage. This will include both court and paper work.

Award will be £15,000 (£7,500 award in the first six months and guaranteed minimum earnings of £7,500 in the second six months). The Award will be in line with the Living Wage Foundation rates for 2019/2020.

The decision regarding tenancy is made by the Chambers. All applications from eligible prospective pupils will be considered. Decisions regarding tenancy are usually made in August following the Pupillage year.


PUPILLAGE 3 – CRIMINAL LAW PUPILLAGE 2019

Zenith Chambers is one of the largest sets on the North Eastern circuit and home to many highly experienced barristers, all of whom take responsibility for providing guidance and a high-quality Pupillage to talented lawyers.

This criminal law pupillage starts in September 2019 and lasts for a period of 12 months. Pupils can expect to have at least two different pupillage supervisors during their 12 months and will experience the full spectrum of criminal law work. During the second six months pupils will receive a variety of instructions in the Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Crown Court.

Chambers aims to ensure that our pupillages are varied and interesting and also that communication between pupils and other members of Chambers is as productive and instructive as possible.

Pupillage offers are based on upon a combination of academic merit and success at interview. Success at the short first interview gives candidates the opportunity to attend a second interview where you will be expected to answer questions in more depth and give a short advocacy exercise to a panel. The final two candidates will be invited to attend Chambers the week following their final round interview to complete a 2-day assessed mini pupillage. This will include both court and paper work.

Award will be £15,000 (£7,500 award in the first six months and guaranteed minimum earnings of £7,500 in the second six months). The Award will be in line with the Living Wage Foundation rates for 2019/2020.

The decision regarding tenancy is made by the Chambers. All applications from eligible prospective pupils will be considered. Decisions regarding tenancy are usually made in August following the pupillage year.
How to apply
In the 2019/2020 pupillage application round, Zenith Chambers will be using an electronic form.

The electronic form and further details regarding the application process will be posted on Chambers’ website (www.zenithchambers.co.uk) from 16 November 2018.