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18 St John Street Chambers - 12 months - September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
18 St John Street Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Peter Birkett QC
Address of chambers:
18 St John Street
M3 4EA
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Civil; Personal injury; Clinical negligence; Employment; Business; Property; Crime; Family; Road transport
Specialist services:
Public access work; Mediation
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
15 February 2019 at 11:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
The application process for pupillage commencing September 2020 will be open from 1 January 2019. Chambers will be offering up to 3, 12 month pupillages one for the Criminal department, one for the Civil and PI department, and one for the Family department. We provide financial support comprising of a grant of £15,000 for each 12-month pupil (in accordance with current Bar Council requirements) and guaranteed billings of £15,000 for the second six. In our experience, many pupils will bill far more than the guaranteed amount. Chambers also pays reasonable travel expenses during the first six and any compulsory training costs.

Chambers was established in 1973 by a small group of Manchester barristers. Through gradual expansion we are now a select set of exceptional practitioners, all of whom are committed to Chambers’ original ethos of excellence in practice. A number of our members have gone onto the High Court bench and to sit in the Court of Appeal.

We pride ourselves on an objective and personal approach, providing clear advice of the best quality. Our commitment to first class advice and representation has led to many of our members appearing at the highest level with cases being reported in law reports and in the media. A number of us sit as recorders, have been selected for the attorney-general’s list and sit in a judicial capacity on tribunals. Our practitioners have also been called upon to appear in the European Court of Justice as well as in courts in foreign jurisdictions.

Client care is of paramount importance to us. Our superior levels of service have led to us obtaining Quality Mark, the Community Legal Services mark of excellence.

Chambers is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be treated in strictest confidence.

How to apply
Application is by application form which can be downloaded from our website from 1 January 2019, and submitted via email to or by post for the attention of The Assistant to the Chambers Manager. Please note, only one application per candidate will be accepted.
The closing date for pupillages commencing September 2020 is 15 February 2019. Our assessment day and interviews are expected to take place on Saturday 13 April 2019. CVs will not be accepted.