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15 New Bridge Street Chambers - 12 months - April 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
15 New Bridge Street
Head of Chambers:
Martin Rutherford QC
Address of chambers:
15 New Bridge Street
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Crime; Regulatory
Specialist services:
Public access work; Pro bono
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:
28 February 2019 at 11:59 PM
Pupillage start date:
April 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
15 New Bridge Street Chambers
Chambers of Martin Rutherford QC
1 x 12 month Pupillage (April 2020)

15 New Bridge Street is a prominent set of chambers on the Southeastern circuit, specialising in criminal and regulatory work, providing representation at every level. Chambers will be offering one criminal pupillage starting in April 2020.

What we offer
We offer a first class pupillage which provides pupils with the breadth and depth of experience needed for a successful career at the Criminal Bar. We pride ourselves on ensuring that pupils are well supervised and supported throughout their pupillage and we have an excellent track record of recruiting tenants from those who complete pupillage with us.

Pupillage at 15 New Bridge Street is divided into four periods of three months, each of which is spent with a different supervisor. You will be expected to produce work for other Members of Chambers throughout the year and you will receive in-house advocacy training and formal feedback at the conclusion of each three-month period.

We are looking for the brightest graduates from any university to fill our pupillage places, but we do not exclude anyone purely on the basis of their class of degree. We look for personality, all-round ability and commitment as well as considering your academic record. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Financial Support

The pupillage award for 2020 is currently £18, 436 but pupils should expect this to increase during pupillage in accordance with the London Living Wage as prescribed by the Bar Standards Board. This is by way of a grant of £9, 218 for the first non-practising six months and guaranteed earnings of £9, 218 during the second practising six months.

In addition, Chambers pays for the continuing education courses which a pupil is required to undertake during pupillage and their travel outside of London.

How to apply
All 12-month pupillages are offered by way of a non-gateway application form, which can be downloaded using the link on our website at which can be found under the ‘About Us’ pupillage section.

Applications should be submitted to

The closing date for the 2020 pupillage applications is 28 February 2019.