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187 Fleet Street - 12 months - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
187 Fleet Street
Head of Chambers:
Andrew Trollope QC and Richard Christie QC
Address of chambers:
187 Fleet Street, London
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Crime; White Collar Crime; Prison Law and Criminal Justice; Sports law; Professional Discipline
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
South eastern
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
4 October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
187 Fleet Street
Chambers of Andrew Trollope QC and Richard Christie QC
2 x 12 month Pupillages available

Financial support:
Grant & Guaranteed earnings £18,500
£12,000 award covering the first six months, plus £6,500 guaranteed earnings during second six month period
This may be subject to change in line with the Living Wage in 2021

Type of work undertaken
187 Fleet Street is a leading set of chambers specialising in both defence and prosecution in the areas of criminal and regulatory work, providing representation at every level, for both publicly and privately funded instructions. The set has gained a reputation for excellence in its advocacy and advisory work, offering a first-class service to professional and lay clients alike. Chambers is regularly instructed in high-profile and leading cases and is well equipped to deal with all types of criminal and regulatory matters, in this country and abroad. The set has particular expertise in serious fraud and white-collar crime, as well as homicide, terrorism, revenue cases, money laundering and all forms of serious organised crime.

When selecting pupils we look for highly motivated candidates with a strong academic background, demonstrable interest in the field of criminal law and the potential to be an outstanding advocate.
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. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. What was the last mistake you made? (100 words)
  4. Should there be a time limit on how long a suspect can be “released under investigation”? (200 words)
  5. Should those prosecuted for county lines drug dealing be charged under the Modern Slavery Act? (200 words)
  6. What will be a) the best and b) the worst part of being a pupil? (100 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.