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Cloisters 12 month Pupillage Oct 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Head of Chambers:
Joint Heads of Chambers Jacques Algazy QC & Martyn McLeish
Address of chambers:
1 Pump Court
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Personal injury; Clinical negligence; Employment
Specialist services:
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
11 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Cloisters is renowned for its pioneering work as well as being down to earth and practical. We are a supportive and nurturing set where everyone is given the opportunity to thrive and become the best in their field.

We see our role as educating, supporting and developing our pupils in line with Cloisters’ values which focus on commitment to excellence and delivering exceptional results for the people at the heart of our work. We keep in mind the aims, philosophy and ethos of pupillage and its professional and educational values.

We particularly welcome applications from outstanding candidates of all backgrounds and academic disciplines. We are committed to improving access to the Bar for currently under-represented .

For full details of how applications for pupillage at Cloisters are marked, please visit
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 believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experience or skills that you believe may help you in your career. In particular, if you have any relevant experience or skills which you have not addressed elsewhere in this form under the academic and work experience sections, please provide details here. There is an overall word limit for this section of 1,000 words but you should use no more than 300 words for any single example. (1000 words)
  2. 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 (300 words)
  3. Please tell us about any disadvantages you have faced in coming to the Bar. Examples might include: significant caring responsibilities, a disability or having spent time in care. You do not need to complete this section, and you will not be penalised if you do not. However, answering this question will enable us to set your achievements in context when marking you application. It is important that you have read the guidance at about the kinds of factors we will consider and how we will treat them. (300 words)
  4. Please tell us about any mitigating circumstances you wish us to take into account when marking your application. Examples might include: a bereavement or illness at a crucial academic stage. Only complete this section if relevant to your circumstances. It is important that you have read the guidance at about the factors we will consider. (300 words)