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Francis Taylor Building - 12 months - 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Francis Taylor Building
Head of Chambers:
Andrew Tait QC
Address of chambers:
Francis Taylor Building
Inner Temple
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Public Law
Practice areas:
Planning; Environment; Licensing; Local Government; Regulatory; Crime; European Law
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration); Arbitration and Mediation
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
Closing date:
31 January 2020 at 11:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
January 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Each year we seek to recruit two exceptionally able individuals to undertake a twelve month pupillage in Chambers. Competition for places is fierce, but the rewards for those selected are substantial. Since 2012 we have recruited 11 junior tenants from amongst our pupils.

We look to recruit ambitious and able candidates with at least an upper second class degree (not necessarily in law).
The selection process has three main stages. At each stage, candidates are assessed by reference to the following criteria:
• Intellect;
• Academic achievement;
• Advocacy experience and achievement;
• Extra-curricular activities; and
• Suitability for and interest in our areas of work.
At the first stage, all applications are considered on paper to determine which candidates should be invited for interview. There is then a first round of interviews, following which a shortlist is drawn up of candidates who will be invited to take part in a second round of interviews. Candidates will usually be invited to consider a short written problem at one or both interview stages.
A decision is then taken as to which candidates should be offered a pupillage in Chambers.

How to apply
Chambers is not a member of Pupillage Gateway and does not follow the standard Pupillage Gateway timetable. Applications are made using our standard application form which can be found on Chambers’ website ( and can be posted to the Clerks at Francis Taylor Building or emailed to References should also be posted or emailed to
The deadline for applications for pupillage commencing in 2021 is 31 January 2020.