Name of chambers:
Head of Chambers:
Michelle Colborne QC
Address of chambers:
1 City Square, Leeds
3rd floor, 9 Bank Street, Bradford
LS1 2ES / BD1 1TW
Chambers website address:
Crime; Civil; Family; Employment; Immigration
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
31 January 2019 at 11:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
In recent years, we have had the benefit of being able to select strong candidates for pupillage. All pupillages are awarded with a view to tenancy. The guaranteed earnings during the second six are always exceeded. During this time our pupils experience a range of work in either criminal or civil/family areas: prosecuting on behalf of the CPS in the Magistrates’ Court, assisting disclosure matters in CSE prosecutions, observing defence work in the Crown Court and preparing and observing work in the County Court and the Immigration and Employment Tribunals. We have found that this structure works well and provides our pupils with a firm foundation for practice. We have also found that this approach works well for Chambers and for the pupil supervisors, and contributes to forming the good working relationships which we achieve during pupillage and generally throughout Broadway House.
We are looking for candidates with the following qualities –
Academic - Strong educational background: both legal and other areas. During the sift of applications we attribute a score to academic achievement. This is moderated to take into account the stage which candidates have reached at the time of the application. We recognise that the candidates obtain their education via differing routes and allow for this. Whilst it is the case that exam results are only one aspect of the candidate’s qualities. Due to the high number of applicants, we will only consider candidates with a first degree of 2.1 or above.
Practice Experience - a common denominator for most applicants is the completion of mini-pupillages and /or marshalling. In recent years most shortlisted candidates have had fairly substantial experience in either legal or other areas of work. We included in this voluntary work and mooting. In the past decade most but not all of our pupils have previously been in employment, conducting litigation and in some instances, advocacy in courts and tribunals. We ask that candidates demonstrate skills of responsibility, caseload management, advocacy, communication and negotiation. Candidates can also demonstrate these skills via pro-bono activities and with work which is not in the legal sphere.
Via the application form on our website in the ‘Pupillage’ section. Closing date 31st January 2019
The 2019 Pupillage is a mixed practice pupillage. The 2020 pupillage will be a Civil or Criminal Pupillage.
Please mark your application as 2019 pupillage by your name on the form.
If you wish to be considered for both 2019 and 2020 you will need to indicate this by your name together with your preference for practice area (civil or crime for 2020 only).
If you have applied for the 2020 pupillage but also wish to apply for the 2019 pupillage please submit a further application marking it 2019.
Our financial commitment to pupils will be in line with LWF.