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7BR - 12 months - October 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Head of Chambers:
Collingwood Thompson QC
Address of chambers:
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Children law; Family; Clinical negligence; Commercial; Court of protection; Crime; Employment; Finance; Inquiries and inquests; International law; Personal injury; Product liability; Public law; Regulatory; Professional discipline; Sports law
Specialist services:
Public access work; Pro bono; Mediation
South eastern; Midlands
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:
31 January 2019 at 11:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
7BR is one of the most respected barrister sets in the legal market today, prized by solicitor and lay clients alike for the fresh and straightforward approach members bring to their work, as well as for chambers’ long history of legal and advocacy excellence.

We pride ourselves in the investment we place in our pupils. Our pupillage programme is designed to develop and challenge our pupils, equipping candidates with the skills and experience needed to enjoy a successful and stimulating career. We are looking for exceptional and committed applicants to join our diverse and busy set.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary intellectual and analytical skills to be able to identify, and advise, on complex legal issues across a variety of practice areas. You will need first-rate communication skills, both oral and written. Added to this, a significant proportion of Chambers’ work, particularly criminal work, is outside London (predominantly in the Midlands). You will therefore be expected to travel to some distant court centres and follow a demanding schedule. We need to be sure that our pupils are truly keen on, and committed to, life at the Bar and life in our Chambers in particular.

We welcome applications from candidates with a qualifying degree in any discipline and give no special preference to those with a law degree. We are happy to consider those embarking on the Bar as a second career.

7BR is committed to equal opportunities. We encourage and welcome applications from groups under-represented in the legal sector and we are happy to make reasonable adjustments for candidates with disabilities.

How to apply
Applicants are required to complete an application form and equality and diversity monitoring form. These are available on the chambers’ website.

The application form will involve the completion of a legal question. If invited to first round interview candidates will be sent a more comprehensive legal question to complete. Candidates will have two weeks to complete the question which must be returned one week before the first round interview.

The timetable is as follows:

Applications open – 00.01 on 1st January 2019
Closing date for applications and equality and diversity monitoring forms to be received – 23:59 on 31 January 2019
Invitations to first round interviews (along with legal question) – these will be sent out in late February 2019 or early March 2019
First round interviews – 23 March 2019
Final round interviews – 13 April 2019 (this is the only date for which we will offer final round interviews and there can be no exceptions)
Pupillage to commence in October 2020