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Westgate Chambers - 12 months - October 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Westgate Chambers
Head of Chambers:
John Collins and Richard Barton
Address of chambers:
64 High Street
East Sussex
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Crime and Family
Practice areas:
Criminal; Common law
Specialist services:
Public access work; Arbitration and mediation
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
7 February 2019 at 4:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
About us

Westgate Chambers was established in 1987 and now consists of more than 40 barristers based in Lewes and operate throughout the South East and beyond. Chambers is proud of its reputation for excellence and amenability. As a pupil you will be welcomed into the team and invited to join members at regular Chambers and circuit events.


The pupillage is divided in to 3 periods of 4 months supervision. The work undertaken will be mainly in criminal and family law. We actively encourage periods of work experience during your First Six with outside agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service and local authorities.

You will benefit from a rigorous training programme that can be tailored to pupils’ areas of interest. In your first six you will participate in regular workshops which will focus on common applications and drafting. In your second six you will undertake assessments in Crime, Family and Civil.

Work in your Second Six

Chambers are a very busy common law set. You will have the opportunity to practice in all areas of Chamber’s work and can expect to appear frequently in the Magistrates prosecuting, defending and representing clients in the family courts. You will also have opportunity to work in the Crown Court and will undertake civil actions in the County Court.

How to apply
Applications accepted from 9am on 7th January until 5pm 7th February 2019

Single round interview in March-April 2019.

Offers will be made at 9am on 7th May 2019 and offers will remain open for 14 days.

Please complete the application form by downloading it from our website and send it with a CV of no more than 2 pages and covering letter to:

The Pupillage Coordinators
64 High Street,
East Sussex,

Or email your application to the pupillage coordinators: and