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9 Bedford Row - 18 months - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
9 Bedford Row
Head of Chambers:
Steven Kay QC
Address of chambers:
9 Bedford Row
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Extradition; International Crime; Licensing
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
South eastern; London
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
20 January 2020 at 5:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
18 month pupillage
9 Bedford Row is proud of its pupillage programme and is known for being “extremely nurturing of its junior members”. Our Advocacy Training Programme is provided throughout all stages of pupillage with a curriculum of advocacy exercises and seminars on all areas of criminal practice. Pupils also benefit from 9 Bedford Row’s legal seminar programme that provides topical lectures from members and distinguished outside experts. Pupils spend three months with each supervisor to ensure they have as rounded a training as possible and are exposed to the full breadth of Chambers’ practice.
Chambers takes seriously its commitment to only offer pupillages with a genuine view to tenancy. Pupillages will be spent with practitioners specialising in English criminal law. Pupillages will not involve work with our international criminal law team.
Chambers will be offering three 18-month pupillages starting in October 2021 with an award of £36,000 made up of a monthly stipend in the first six months, followed by guaranteed earnings for the 12 months pupils will be on their feet. Once on their feet, pupils will be kept very busy with Chambers’ diverse and growing practice and can expect to be in court every day with a wide variety of work, regularly earning in excess of the minimum guaranteed earnings threshold.
Applications are welcomed from dynamic individuals with a passion for advocacy, the law and respect for the traditions of the bar. We are looking for outstanding candidates able to combine legal acumen, good judgment and persuasive advocacy with the determination needed to take advantage of the opportunities offered at our successful and growing set.
How to apply
Chambers is no longer part of the Pupillage Gateway Scheme and applications for pupillages should be made directly to Chambers. Applicants are invited to submit their applications to between 06 December 2019 and 5 pm on 10 January 2020. Successful applicants will be invited for first-round interviews in early March 2020, followed by a second-round interview in late March / early April 2020.
Please see Chambers’ website for further details and guidance on how to apply for pupillage starting in October 2021.