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Cobden House Chambers - 12 months (Chancery) - October 2019

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Cobden House Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Richard Hartley QC
Address of chambers:
19 Quay Street
M3 3HN
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Civil; Criminal; Chancery; Housing and social welfare; Family; Commercial; Personal injury
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation; Pro bono
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
28 January 2019 at 11:59 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Cobden House Chambers is delighted to announce that it is now recruiting for a fully funded 12 month pupillage in our Chancery Department.

Please note that it is Chambers’ policy to offer pupillage with a view to tenancy.

The Chancery pupillage will be split between the Chancery and Housing Departments to reflect the work enjoyed by the junior members of both departments.

The Chancery Department’s members cover a broad range of traditional Chancery and commercial work although the Department as a whole has a strong reputation for Real Property work.

Individual members specialise in fields as diverse as Trusts, Commercial Leases, Directors’ Disqualification and Defamation.

A firm grounding in Real Property Law along with an interest in either Trust Law or Company Law would be of advantage to prospective candidates.

The Housing Department’s members act for both landlords and tenants in social and private sector housing. The Department’s work ranges from anti-social behaviour, homelessness and disrepair to regulatory and advisory work.

Pupillage Award

Each pupil receives a total award of £25,000 comprising £9000 during the First Six and Guaranteed Earnings of £16,000 during the Second Six.


The Closing Date for applications is 12.00 noon on 28th JANUARY 2019. First Round interviews will be held on Saturday 2nd March 2019 with Second Round interviews on Friday 8th March 2019. The successful candidate will be notified shortly after the Second Round interviews.


The planned pupillage start date is 1st October 2019.


We welcome applications from ANY suitably qualified candidate irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or social background. All applications are anonymised prior to assessment and our recruitment process is conducted in accordance with the Bar Council guidelines.

How to apply
Application is by Chambers’ own Application Form. This can be downloaded from Chambers’ website at Submission details can be found on the website. If replying by post, please note that you must mark your envelope ‘Pupillage Application’.