3-4 South Square - 12 months - October 2019

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
South Square
Head of Chambers:
William MacKinlay
Address of chambers:
3-4 South Square
Gray's Inn
London
WC1R 5HP
Chambers email:
N/A
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Restructuring and Insolvency
Practice areas:
Insolvency and restructuring; Banking and consumer credit; Financial services and regulation; Company; Commercial; Arbitration; Civil fraud; Litigation
Specialist services:
N/A
Circuits:
South eastern
Tenants:
43
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Five
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Three
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
7 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
NPG085/18/1565
Description
Who we are looking for

South Square recruits up to three high calibre pupils a year with a strong academic record and the potential to become an outstanding commercial barrister. The minimum academic qualification is a 2:1 degree.

Pupils are selected from a broad range of backgrounds and experience, whether recent university graduates or those seeking a second career at the Bar. A number of our members have degrees in law, some have taken non-law degrees and then sat the CPE/GDL, and others have started their career in another sector before becoming a barrister.

What we offer

Pupils are welcomed into all areas of chambers' life and are provided with a structured programme designed to train and equip them for a successful practice in a dynamic and challenging environment. Pupils sit with a number of supervisors for periods of six to eight weeks to experience a range of practices and work.

Pupillage is not run as a competition between pupils, and chambers' approach is to recruit all pupils as tenants who meet the required standard.

Funding and and benefits

Pupils receive awards of £65,000 per annum (reviewed annually). £20,000 of the pupillage award may be paid in advance for living expenses during the BPTC.

As a junior tenant you would receive a number of benefits including: subsidised travel and conference fees; no rental charge during your first 15 months of tenancy and no receipts charge for the first 6 months; subsidised membership of key professional associations for the first 2 years; and assistance and training in financial planning and business development.
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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Please identify any experiences/skills gained that you believe may help you in your career? (400 words)
  4. Please provide any additional information that you consider to be relevant to your application. (400 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.