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One Pump Court - 12 month pupillage - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
1 Pump Court
Head of Chambers:
Address of chambers:
1 Pump Court, Elm Court
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Family; Housing and Social Welfare; Immigration; Community Care and Health; Crime
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation
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:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Chambers offers 12-month pupillages funded by way of a grant of the London Living Wage, with an allowance for out of London travel, plus the full retention of all earnings received in the 2nd Six in addition to the grant.

Pupils have the opportunity to complete periods of training across 1 or more specialist areas within Chambers - family, immigration, housing and crime. There may also be opportunities to gain experience in community care, inquests, and prison law.

Chambers is committed to publicly funded work and to ensuring access to justice. We seek to promote diversity and equality in all aspects of our work.

One Pump Court undertakes work at all levels, and members practise in the following specialist groups: family, and civil. Members are also direct access qualified and Chambers actively promotes this avenue of work.

Family practitioners provide a multidisciplinary and socially responsible approach to family legal services in all areas of national and international law. Members specialise in public law and private law Children Act applications, as well as ancillary relief and co-habitee disputes. The Family Team has a large mediation group and is committed to developing a holistic ADR service for all client groups.

The civil group includes practitioners specialising in housing and immigration. Housing work concentrates on problems faced by tenants and the homeless. Our large immigration team is committed to both asylum and non-asylum work with a particular emphasis on representing vulnerable clients in the face of increasingly restrictive legislation and a culture of disbelief and discrimination at all levels.

Judicial review is an important area of work within chambers, particularly in respect of housing, education and immigration work.

Chambers works closely with law centres and other agencies who are addressing unmet legal needs. Some members are prominent in legal pressure groups and voluntary organisations, seeking to reform and improve the provision of legal services and access to justice. Chambers also operates a strong prison law team.

One Pump Court has a complaints procedure. Members are required to comply with Chambers’ equality codes by which standards are set, monitored and developed. Chambers has a strong commitment to equality and diversity, to combat discrimination on the grounds of all protected characteristics. Chambers select candidates solely on merit, seeking to ensure that we reflect the community that we serve.
Application Questions

The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow you to prepare in advance.

  1. BC1: Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career (200 words)
  2. BC2: Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.