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Elysium Chambers - 12 months - September 2019

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Elysium Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Mr. Richard Gray
Address of chambers:
Eastham Hall
109 Eastham Village Road
CH62 0AF
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Commercial; Chancery; Common Law; Criminal; Crime; Regulatory
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
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:
9 September 2019 at 3:40 PM
Pupillage start date:
30 September 2019
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
We are a young set of chambers looking to expand in specialist areas of work and are about to take on a law costs draft specialist. Our work covers all areas of UK taxation and professional negligence.
Pupillage Selection Criteria

We assess pupillage candidates based on academic and intellectual abilities as well as oral and written communication skills. We assess each applicant’s understanding of and interest in our work. We welcome applications from law and non-law graduates alike; priority is given to applicants with high academic achievements and successful applicants tend to have first class degrees.
The criteria by which we select our pupils, and ultimately our tenants are:

Academic and intellectual ability.

Advocacy and communication skills, including clarity of expression and thought and the ability to think and respond under pressure.

An interest and understanding in the type of work done by chambers, ability to work with members of chambers, instructing accountants, clients and staff.
We want to recruit the best candidates whatever their background and whether they originally studied law at university or not.

Knowledge of the Taxation system is essential.

We are offering one twelve-month pupillage this year.

The closing date for applications is Monday September 9, by 5pm.

The expected start date is 30 September 2019. Pupils will be assigned to one pupil supervisor but will additionally spend time with members of other of Chambers where possible. This ensures that each pupil is exposed to all areas work especially court and advocacy skills.

Much of pupillage will be spent in Chambers, reading papers in matters on which a member of Chambers is advising, gaining an understanding of the issues and sitting in on conferences. Great emphasis is placed upon written work, in particular opinion drafting, there will be opportunities throughout pupillage to impress in that way. Whilst the majority of the work is advisory, practice also involves court and tribunal appearances.

Our pupil will receive instructions from clients during their ‘second six’ pupillage.

Pupillage candidates will usually be required to have a degree (First Class or good Upper Second) in Law, or in another subject and to have successfully completed the CPE conversion course to the same standard.

Successful applicants should have a proven tax background and be ACCA, ACA and/or CTA qualified and have worked in that area in a significant company, providing advisory work in the area of taxation. If they have been previously involved in briefing Counsel in such matters so much the better.

How to apply
Please send your application marked Pupillage Application by email to with your CV attached.