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Temple Garden Chambers - 12 months - Oct 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Temple Garden Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Keith Morton QC
Address of chambers:
1 Harcourt Buildings
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Practice areas:
Clinical Negligence; Costs; Employment; Health and Safety; Inquiries and Inquests; Insurance; International Law; Personal Injury; Public Law; Civil Fraud; Product Liability; International Crime and Extradition
Specialist services:
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
TGC is a thriving set, with 15 silks and over 50 juniors providing expertise in the following practice areas:

• Civil Insurance Fraud
• Clinical Negligence
• Inquests & Inquests
• Costs
• Employment
• Health and Safety
• Insurance
• International Crime and Extradition
• Personal Injury and Fatal Accidents
• Product Liability
• Public International Law
• Public Law

We are recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading set in the fields of personal injury, costs, health & safety, inquests & public inquiries, international crime & extradition and motor insurance fraud. Members of Chambers are also credited for their work in many high-profile administrative and public law cases, civil liberties & human rights, consumer law, EU law, immigration, insurance & reinsurance, product liability, and public international law.

We are proud of our extensive and varied list of clients, which includes private individuals, private corporations, unions, leading insurers and local authorities. A number of our barristers are also appointed as counsel to the Attorney General's civil panel and act on behalf of the Government.

Pupillage Details:

Two, 12 months guaranteed, grant and guaranteed earnings (£57,500), £35,000 grant and £22,500 guaranteed earnings (though it is likely you will exceed that sum). We also cover the cost of training courses required to be undertaken during pupillage. With agreement of chambers £5,000 of the grant may be drawn down during the Bar Professional Training Course.


Chambers recruits only two pupils each year and both have a strong chance of achieving tenancy. Each pupil has three pupil supervisors over the course of the year in order to ensure exposure to a wide range of Chambers’ work. During the first six months, you will be involved in all aspects of your supervisors’ work. This is the time in which you prepare for taking on your own caseload, so supervisors will make time to go through your work and offer constructive feedback. During the second six months we encourage you to start developing your own court practice in preparation for tenancy.

What we are looking for:

Due to the challenging nature of the work, applicants are generally expected to have a 2.1 or better at degree level. Our aim is to recruit pupils who we hope will, by June in the pupillage year, meet the high standards that are applied in the tenancy selection process. When selecting pupils we therefore look for evidence of academic ability, a strong motivation to succeed at the Bar, excellent presentational skills, a professional attitude, and the ability to build successful working relationships.
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. 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. (250 words)
  2. 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. (250 words)
  3. If you were to propose one significant legal reform in any one of the following areas of law, what would it be? Please provide reasons why it would be for the better. (1) Coroners and Inquests (including Public Inquiries); (2) Costs; (3) Health and Safety; (4) Personal Injury; (5) Product Liability; (6) Public Law including Public International Law. (250 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.