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3 Temple Gardens - 18 Months - 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
3 Temple Gardens
Head of Chambers:
Scott Brady QC (Scot)
Address of chambers:
3 Temple Gardens
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Crime; Courts Martial; Extradition; Health and Safety; Human Rights; Police; Licensing; Regulatory; Clinical Negligence; Inquiries and Inquests
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:
£20,000 - £29,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
28 September 2021
Pupillage type:
18 month pupillage
3 Temple Gardens is a leading crime set which has developed a first-class reputation for providing high quality advocacy and excellent advice. Our barristers are well accustomed to difficult and challenging cases and our criminal law expertise has seen our members appear in many high profile cases both recent and historic. We are frequently instructed in cases involving homicide, complex fraud, drug conspiracies, sexual offences and all other areas of general crime. Members also practise in additional areas as set out on our website including extradition, disciplinary and regulatory matters.

Chambers will be offering 18-month pupillages (6 months non-practising and 12 months practising) to up to three applicants. These are funded pupillages offering £10,000 payable in even amounts throughout the first six and £10,000 guaranteed earnings in the practising second six period.

Chambers reimburses pupils for all travel expenses in the first six, and for journeys from Zone 6 in the second and third six. Chambers also pays for all compulsory courses.

Each 18-month pupil will be allocated five pupil supervisors in that time to ensure a broad range of work, skills and styles are observed.

We are proud of our structured programme of in-house advocacy training. Sessions are conducted once per fortnight by an accredited advocacy trainer. On occasion, junior tenants play the roles of witness and/or tribunal. These exercises are not part of any formal assessment towards tenancy; they are designed to help pupils in the areas most commonly experienced in their early days of practice.

Chambers is proud of its reputation as a friendly and approachable set, where pupils are given a real opportunity to integrate into chambers life while also engaging in high-level and interesting work. We expect pupils to work hard and give 100% commitment; in return, Chambers undertakes to make pupillage a rewarding, enjoyable and challenging experience.

Chambers operates an Equal Opportunities Policy. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity amongst staff and members. We encourage and welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented at the Bar.
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. (200 words)
  2. Why do you want to join 3 Temple Gardens? In your answer, please give reasons for choosing us and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice. (200 words)
  3. Give an example of a time in your life when you have used advocacy skills in a non-legal context. Explain the issue, any arguments you used and what the outcome was. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.