Name of chambers:
4 King’s Bench Walk (Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC)
Head of Chambers:
Timothy Raggatt QC
Address of chambers:
4 King's Bench Walk
2nd Floor, Temple
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Crime; Regulatory; Family; Civil; Employment; Housing and Social Welfare; Property; Immigration; Personal Injury
Public Access Work
South eastern; Midlands; Western
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£20,000 - £29,999
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
5 October 2020
12 month pupillage
4 King's Bench Walk, the Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC, is a common law set covering the practice areas of Property, Family, Personal Injury, Crime, Immigration, Regulatory and Employment law. Chambers encourages pupils to gain experience in all of these areas during the course of pupillage so that they can then make an informed decision as to where their skills and interests lie. Typically, pupillage is divided between three supervisors, each specialising in a different area of Chambers' work. In addition to gaining an insight into their supervisors' practice, pupils will also work for, and go to Court with, other members of Chambers. Once in second six, priority will be given to a pupil's own caseload. Pupils can expect to be in Court most days when in their second six, although Chambers will always ensure that pupils have time kept clear in a pupils' diary if they need it for preparation or paperwork. If taken on, junior tenants tend to specialise in one or two practice areas after their initial few years in chambers, but this is up to the individual practitioner.
Chambers attaches great importance to pupillage and always aims to recruit its junior tenants from its pupils. Chambers has an excellent record of recruiting from its pupils. We have a lot of work for junior tenants, and if pupils are good enough then they will be offered tenancy. Pupils are not in competition against each other.
Chambers offers up to two pupillages each year, with an award of £10,000 in the first six months and guaranteed earnings of at least £10,000 in the second six. For the past 3 years at least the guaranteed earnings figure has been significantly exceeded by pupils. Chambers also funds attendance on any course a pupil needs to attend in order to qualify.
4 King's Bench Walk looks for pupils with articulacy, a fluent writing style and a commitment to the Bar and to Chambers. Chambers is a friendly and supportive set and we look for pupils who are enthusiastic about the types of work that we do.
Please note that this year, chambers is looking to recruit two pupils for October 2021 in addition to one further pupil to start in October 2020 alongside another pupil who has already been recruited. Please let us know within your application whether you have a preferred start date.
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.
- Please give a brief description of a recent case in one of your areas of interest, and explain why it caught your attention. (350 words)
- Please let us know whether you would prefer to start pupillage in October 2020 or October 2021. If you would be unable to take up an offer for one of those start dates, please let us know. (100 words)
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.