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Littleton Chambers - 12 months - 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Littleton Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Gavin Mansfield QC
Address of chambers:
3 King's Bench Walk North
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Employment and Commercial
Practice areas:
Commercial; Regulatory; Sports law; Common Law; Public Law; Employment; White Collar Crime
Specialist services:
Mediation; Arbitration
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:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Littleton generally offers pupillage to 2 people each year. During your 12-month pupillage, you will have the benefit of 4 pupil supervisors in succession. Your pupil advisor will provide support and guidance to you throughout, ensuring that you understand not only the nuts and bolts of a barrister's work, but also the ethical constraints which are such a distinctive feature of Chambers' professional life. After six months pupillage you will be entitled to take on your own work. Your pupil supervisor will provide assistance in the preparation of briefs to ensure that your client receives the best possible service from you.

All pupils receive a structured programme of training and assessment both in advocacy and drafting. Further, our advocacy and written assessments allow Chambers to take tenancy decisions on a fair and open basis. However, pupillage at Littleton is not meant to be a competition between pupils for places, rather we have consistently taken on any pupil who meets our rigorous standards.

We believe that fair remuneration is important. From 1 October 2018 our pupils will receive a £65,000 pupillage award and they keep all second six earnings. It is possible to draw down some of this funding during the year of Bar finals.

Offers from Littleton are made in accordance with the Pupillage Gateway timetable and where appropriate, in the academic year before Bar finals. An assessed mini-pupillage forms part of our pupillage application process and mini pupillages are not offered outside of this process.

Chambers would also welcome applications for deferred entry, provided that candidates state clearly the year/s in respect of which they wish to be considered. If you do not state a willingness to consider deferred entry, Chambers will assume that the application is for the current round only. Candidates must be in a position to commence pupillage in respect of the year/s in which they apply. Accordingly, if an application is made in respect of both the current and following year, the candidate must be ready to commence pupillage in either year, at Chambers' election.

PLEASE NOTE: We will only consider second and subsequent applications from unsuccessful candidates in previous years in exceptional circumstances.
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. Please provide a breakdown of your exam results in your undergraduate degree. To the extent that you consider any later degree or qualification to be relevant please provide appropriate breakdowns. (100 words)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.