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Maitland Chambers - 12 months - September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Maitland Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Christopher Pymont QC
Address of chambers:
7 Stone Buildings
Lincoln's Inn
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Commercial Chancery
Practice areas:
Arbitration; Banking and financial services; Chancery; Charities; Commercial; Company; Partnership; Fraud; Insolvency and restructuring; Professional negligence; Real estate
Specialist services:
Clips; Mediation
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
11 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
With 29 Queen’s Counsel and 41 juniors Maitland Chambers is one of the UK’s largest commercial chancery chambers and is consistently ranked as a leader in its field. Our core areas of practice include commercial and chancery litigation, insolvency and restructuring, company, property, fraud and asset tracing, trusts, partnership and professional negligence. Our work includes both international and domestic litigation and arbitration, as well as a significant number of cases in offshore jurisdictions.

We offer up to three 12-month pupillages for 2020-21, each carrying an award of £65,000. Applications should be made through the Pupillage Gateway (which prescribes the closing date for applications and the date by which decisions will be made). Candidates will need to obtain a minimum upper second class degree (albeit that applications can be made on predicted grades).

Our first and second round interviews are on fixed dates on Monday, 11 March and Wednesday, 27 March 2019; we will endeavour to accommodate remote interviews if necessary, but we will not be able to arrange alternative dates. Please note that unsuccessful applicants for pupillage may apply for a second time in a subsequent year; however, we do not accept further applications from candidates who have applied twice previously.
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 how and why you have reached a decision to pursue a career in the areas of law practised at a set like Maitland Chambers. (200 words)
  2. Please provide any available evidence of your experience and ability in the use of oral communication to argue, persuade and present complex information effectively. (350 words)
  3. Please provide any available evidence of your ability to make effective decisions using sound judgment. (250 words)
  4. Please provide any available evidence of your ability: (a) to manage a workload effectively by independent planning, organisation and good time management when under pressure; (Word limit 200 words) (b) to work effectively with a range of different sorts of people. (Word limit 200 words) (400 words)
  5. In relation to each of the Higher Education qualifications which you have set out in Section 2 - Education, please set out (i) the marks which you achieved in each paper or course undertaken and (ii) a short explanation, where this is not obvious, of how those marks and your overall grade relate to the degree classifications (1st; 2(i); 2(ii); 3rd) commonly used in UK higher education. (500 words)
  6. Are there any other matters, not mentioned above, which you should disclose to us when making your application? If none, please write “none”. (1000 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.