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Regency Barristers Chambers - 12 months - October 2019

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Regency Barristers Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Christopher Bramwell & Nigel Sleight
Address of chambers:
Archdeaconry House
15 Gravel Walk, Minster Precint
Peterborough
PE1 1YU
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Family, Children
Practice areas:
Family; Common law
Specialist services:
Public access work
Circuits:
South eastern; Midlands
Tenants:
12
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
One
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
One
Awards available:
Yes
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
17 May 2019 at 5:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Reference:
NPG201/19/1676
Description
Nigel Sleight is the appointed Director of Pupil Training who will oversee pupillage arrangements on a day-to-day basis. Chambers has a number of registered pupil supervisors available to provide a pupillage.

A pupillage at Regency Chambers is designed for those interested in Family although there will be exposure to Common Law.

The pupillage programme:

The pupillage is for twelve months with a nominated Pupil Supervisor for the full period. During the first six months the pupil will be expected to read and become familiar with the supervisor’s current cases and be in a position to discuss in detail the relevant issues. You will attend Court and conferences with your pupil supervisor; do research into areas of the law and work on his or her papers.

These expectations continue for the full period of the second six when you are not undertaking work of your own.

There will be occasions, particularly during the first six months, when you will spend time with other members of Chambers to broaden your experience of work in Chambers. You may be asked to assist other members of chambers with research or paperwork. Chambers covers courts over the South East and Midland Circuit, and sometimes beyond.

Chambers will meet a pupil’s reasonable traveling expenses when necessary.

It is a necessary part of your pupillage that you attend training sessions organised by your Inn and the Circuit. Chambers will meet a pupil’s necessary traveling expenses in respect of such training.


Feed-back, monitoring and assessments

You will receive continuous assessment and informal feedback from your pupil supervisor throughout your pupillage. In your second six your own work will be supervised by your pupil trainer when practicable and review outcomes; you will receive feedback from the Clerk concerning your court work: this will include feedback back from solicitors, tenants and judges.

Complaints or grievances

Chambers has a complaints and grievance procedure in place for pupils, the overarching aim of which is to resolve grievances both fairly and as soon as possible.


Funding

During the first six months you will receive an award of £1311 per month at the end of each month. During your second six you will continue to receive the same monthly amount. You will be charged a percentage on any fees received from work undertaken on this period.

Holidays

You will be allowed to take a break during both your first and second six up to a maximum of four weeks in all. The timing of such breaks must be agreed in advance with your pupil supervisor and Clerk so as to fit in with your training and professional commitments.

Expectations

We are looking for pupils with a view to them working in Chambers for the long term as full tenants. However, an offer of pupillage does not bring with it any guarantee of a tenancy at the end of it.

How to apply
Applications to be made by way of CV and covering letter by post or by email to: tlowther@regencychambers.co.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 17th May 2019

Postal applications should be addressed:

The Pupillage Committee
Regency Chambers
Archdeaconry House
15 Gravel Walk
Peterborough
PE1 1YU