Name of chambers:
4 Breams Buildings
Head of Chambers:
Stuart Trimmer QC
Address of chambers:
4 Breams Buildings
Chancery Lane London
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Civil; Immigration; Crime
Public access work
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
11 February 2019 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
4 Breams Buildings is a leading set of chambers specialising in the practice of criminal law.
Although based in London, members of Chambers practise nationwide.
Particular expertise includes: white collar crime, serious fraud, revenue offences, regulatory offences, customs and excise, VAT, money laundering and the proceeds of crime legislation.
In addition, our practice embraces all other fields of criminal law, including offences of murder, terrorism, drug trafficking, robbery, sexual offences, corporate manslaughter and offences of public disorder.
We provide representation in all courts from the magistrates’ court to the Supreme Court and in quasi-criminal jurisdictions such as the GMC, the Coroners’ court and in all forms of judicial inquiry.
Pupils will be allocated a pupil supervisor for their first six but will have the opportunity to spend time with other members of chambers.
Pupils will be funded by a grant of £1500 per month plus travel expenses during their first six months of pupillage and guaranteed earnings of £1500 per month during their second six months. Chambers will pay for all compulsory courses completed by pupils during the 12 months of their pupillage. There is also a travel allowance grant for pupils.
A different pupil supervisor will be allocated for the second six but pupils can expect to be in court every day.
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.
- 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)
- 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)
- Why do you want a career in the criminal sector? (250 words)
- Please demonstrate your knowledge, experience of, and commitment to chambers' practice areas (200 words)
- Please demonstrate your advocacy ability or potential, by reference to mooting, debating etc. (200 words)
- Please add any further information that you think may assist in your application (200 words)
- what experience of public speaking or advocacy have you acquired and what have you achieved? (150 words)
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.