Name of chambers:
Head of Chambers:
Address of chambers:
1 City Square, Leeds
3rd floor, 9 Bank Street, Bradford
LS1 2ES / BD1 1TW
Chambers website address:
Crime; Civil; Family; Employment; Immigration
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
31 January 2020 at 11:55 PM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
In recent years, we have had the benefit of being able to select strong candidates for pupillage. All pupillages are awarded with a view to tenancy. The guaranteed earnings during the second six are always exceeded. During this time our pupils experience a range of work in either criminal or civil/family areas: prosecuting on behalf of the CPS in the Magistrates’ Court, assisting disclosure matters in CSE prosecutions, observing defence work in the Crown Court, preparing and observing cases in the County Court/Family Court and the Immigration and Employment Tribunals. We have found that this structure works well and provides our pupils with a firm foundation for practice. We have also found that this approach works well for both Chambers and the pupil supervisors, and contributes to forming good supportive working relationships between pupils and the team at Chambers.
We are looking for candidates committed to working in Yorkshire with the following qualities –
Academic - Strong educational background: both legal and other areas. During the sift of applications we attribute a score to academic achievement. This is moderated to take into account the stage which candidates have reached at the time of the application. We recognise that the candidates obtain their education via differing routes and allow for this. Whilst it is the case that exam results are only one aspect of the candidate’s qualities. Due to the high number of applicants, we will only consider candidates with a first degree of 2.1 or above.
Practice Experience - a common denominator for most applicants is the completion of mini-pupillages and /or marshalling. In recent years most shortlisted candidates have had fairly substantial experience in either legal or other areas of work. We include in this voluntary work and mooting. In the past decade most but not all of our pupils have previously been in employment, conducting litigation and, in some instances, advocacy in courts and tribunals. We ask that candidates demonstrate skills of responsibility, caseload management, advocacy, communication and negotiation. Candidates can also demonstrate these skills via pro-bono activities and with work which is not in the legal sphere.
Our financial commitment to pupils will be in line with LWF.
Via the application form on our website in the ‘Pupillage’ section. Closing date 31st January 2020
The 2021 pupillage will be a Civil or Criminal Pupillage.
Please indicate on the form which you pupillage you are applying for.