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39 Park Square - 12 months - September 2019

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
39 Park Square
Head of Chambers:
Mr. Robert Skyner and Mr. Richard Canning
Address of chambers:
39 Park Square
Leeds
LS1 2NU
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Crime and Personal Injury
Practice areas:
Crime; Personal injury; Courts martial; Immigration; Regulatory
Specialist services:
Public access work
Circuits:
North eastern
Tenants:
23
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Five
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Two
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
1 March 2019 at 11:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
September 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
NPG129/19/1654
Description
Established in 1876, 39 Park Square is the oldest, most established set on the North-Eastern Circuit. Chambers is inviting applications for one pupillage to commence in September/October 2019. Pupillage will either be criminal, or mixed civil/criminal dependent on the candidate. If Chambers consider there to be 2 outstanding candidates, we will consider taking a second pupil to start in September/October 2019 or 2020, dependent on the candidate and Chambers needs.

Full details are set out below:

Applications should be sent to chambers by email to pupillage@39parksquare.com and the application email should attach the following documents:

1) A covering letter stating whether you are applying for the crime or mixed pupillage;
2) A curriculum vitae;
3) A completed copy of the pupillage application form. The form is available to download from Chambers website https://39parksquare.com/ Click on the ‘pupillage 2019’ link which will direct you to a dropbox page where you can directly download the form in word format.

The closing date for applications HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT on the 1ST DAY OF MARCH 2019.

Full Details of the Pupillage and How to Apply

Pupillage Vacancy Information
Number of Pupillages: Up to 2
Awards Available: Yes. Financial support level £20,000 minimum, although for the past 3 years all pupils have earned at least £30,000 during their second six alone.

Description
Chambers attracts a significant volume of junior advocacy work and prides itself on developing pupils and junior tenants, helping them become strong advocates capable of a sustained career at the bar.

Pupil Supervisors
Pupils will likely be supervised by one or both Heads of Chambers / Grade 4 RASSO prosecutor - dependent on criminal/mixed pupilage. Criminal pupillage will cover both Defence and Prosecution work up to RASSO Grade 4 level. Mixed pupillage will also cover all civil hearings up to Multi-Track Trials.
Pupils will share their supervisor’s room and accompany them in all aspects of their practice. You may, from time to time, also work with other Members of Chambers covering Magistrates Courts work - if warranted by your development.

First Six
You will go to court and attend conferences on a daily basis with your pupil supervisor. You will also assist with undertaking drafting and written advices as well as legal research.

Second Six
You will take on an increasing amount of your own work and as the tenancy decision approaches are likely to be in court three of four times per week.

Award
Chambers guarantees earnings of a minimum of £20,000, comprising of £8,000 award during the first six and guaranteed earnings of £12,000 in the second six. However, past pupils have far exceeded these figures in their second six, earning well over and above the guaranteed minimum. We therefore estimate pupils will earn a minimum of £14,000 in their second six alone, taking their yearly earnings to between £22,000-£30,000 – potentially more.


How to apply
Applications should be sent to chambers by email to pupillage@39parksquare.com. The application email should attach the following documents:

1) A covering letter;
2) A curriculum vitae;
3) A completed copy of the pupillage application form. The form is available to download from Chambers website https://39parksquare.com/

Due to complications regarding applicants downloading the application form, the closing date for applications has now been extended to: MIDNIGHT on 1st day of MARCH 2019.

First round interviews will take place during March/April 2019.
Second round interviews will take place during April/May 2019.
Offers of pupillage will be made shortly following second round interviews, in any event, no later than end of May 2019.