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3 Hare Court - 12 Months - October 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
3 Hare Court
Head of Chambers:
Simon Davenport QC & Jeffrey Golden
Address of chambers:
3 Hare Court, Temple, London
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Commercial; Construction and engineering; Employment; Human rights; Insolvency and restructuring; Personal injury; Clinical negligence; Professional negligence; Administrative; Public law
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:
5 October 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
3 Hare Court is a leading civil law set with particular expertise in civil fraud, commercial litigation, employment, insolvency, international work including arbitration, financial services, personal injury and travel litigation, professional negligence, property and construction litigation. 3 Hare Court has a thriving public, administrative and constitutional law practice, incorporating civil liberties and human rights, with a number of members of Chambers appointed to government panels. Chambers is also a leading Privy Council set with a number of links to the Caribbean.

Individual members of Chambers are recognised and ranked by the leading directories in each of the following areas: administrative and public law; aviation; civil liberties and human rights; commercial litigation; construction; employment; civil fraud; immigration; insolvency (including restructuring); personal injury; professional negligence; and, travel litigation.

“A seemingly endless depth of well-trained, able juniors added every year” Legal 500 2018

3 Hare Court is endorsed as "a top-tier set that attracts some of the highest-profile work in the market." Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“The ‘superb’ clerks’ room is headed up by the ‘delightful’ and ‘charming’ senior clerk James Donovan, who ‘knows his barristers - their strengths and weaknesses - inside out’ and ‘is interested in building lasting working relationships rather than short-term profits’. Chambers ‘really seems to be going places’ under Donovan’s guidance, and he is ably assisted by ‘commendable’ first junior Toby Eales, whose service to solicitors ‘cannot be faulted’.” Legal 500 2018

Chambers aims to provide the highest quality pupillage training in a friendly and supporting environment. This includes provision of an advocacy training programme specifically designed to prepare pupils for the type of cases that they are likely to be dealing with in their formative years. During pupillage itself, pupils will be mentored by up to six different pupil supervisors (in two months blocks). This allows prospective tenants to experience a wide range of work in each of our core practice areas.

Chambers recruits up to 2 pupils a year, who can each expect to be in court regularly in their second six. Chambers has a long-established history of recruitment from its own pupils, having offered tenancies to 10 out of the last 10 pupils. In addition,
Chambers is committed to assist the transition from pupillage to tenancy with new tenants enjoying generous concessions in the first few years of practice.

Our Pupillage award for 2020 is £52,500 comprising of:
£32,500 grant in the first 6 months
£20,000 in your second 6 months, plus receipts

3 Hare Court is committed to promoting equality and diversity in Chambers. Among other initiatives, 3 Hare Court is actively involved in ‘FreeBar’, which aims to promote LGBT+ equality and inclusion across the Bar and for those that work for the Bar.

Chambers also works with IntoUniversity, providing advice and work experience days to support those from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to consider a career as a barrister. Further, members of the pupillage team attend events organised by the Middle Temple Students’ Association offering advice and assistance to those about to embark upon the application process.
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. Why do you wish to become a barrister? (200 words)
  4. What areas of practice are you most interested in and why? (200 words)
  5. Please give an example or illustration demonstrating your ability to work independently, including, where appropriate, devising and managing your own task or project. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.