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Serjeants' Inn Chambers - 12 months - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Serjeants' Inn Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Angus Moon QC and Michael Horne QC
Address of chambers:
Serjeants' Inn Chambers
85 Fleet Street
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Clinical Negligence
Practice areas:
Clinical Negligence; Police; Public Law; Court of Protection; Inquiries and Inquests; Employment; Regulatory; Product Liability
Specialist services:
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono
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
Serjeants’ Inn Chambers specialises in important, high profile medical, police, regulatory, criminal and public law cases, often involving political, ethical and social issues. We are a modern, common law set, handling some of the most interesting litigation in England and Wales today. The set is run as a business by a senior management team for the benefit of clients, barristers and staff and we are known for our progressive, commercial approach. Since 2015, Serjeants’ Inn has recruited 25 new tenants and won 28 industry awards. Our silk team has increased from 8 to 22 QCs. We were among the first sets to receive the Bar Council Certificate of Excellence in Wellbeing and we continue to attract the key briefs in crucial cases of public interest, such as the proceedings relating to Alfie Evans, the Deepcut inquests and the Manchester Arena Inquiry.

We ensure that our pupils obtain the best and broadest possible training for a career at the Bar in a supportive environment. Our pupils do not compete for a limited number of tenancies. We recruit only pupils who we believe to have the potential to become tenants. During the first six months of pupillage normal working hours of 9.00 am to 6.30 pm are strictly observed. In the second six you can expect to take on plenty of your own work. Our cases are demanding but there is plenty of help available from pupil supervisors, your allocated mentor, the clerks and other members of chambers. We provide constant feedback throughout your pupillage.

We recruit purely on merit in accordance with our equality and diversity policy, encourage applications from all sections of the community and are happy to make reasonable adjustments as necessary for those with disabilities, either for the purpose of making an application or undertaking a pupillage in chambers. In furtherance of our commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity and of social mobility in our recruitment processes, we are very pleased to be able to partner with Rare Recruitment Ltd in using its Contextual Recruitment System so that we can consider candidates’ achievements individually in light of their wider personal circumstances. We look for first rate intellectual ability, usually evidenced by a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification, sound practical judgment, good inter-personal skills and the determination to succeed at the Bar.

For more information please see the Pupillage page on our website.

Our work
For further details on each of our specialisms please click the links below.

Business & Specialist Crime
Clinical Negligence & Healthcare
Court of Protection
Healthcare Regulatory
Inquests & Inquiries
Product Liability
Professional Discipline & Regulatory
Public & Administrative

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 wish to become a barrister? (200 words)
  2. BC4 - 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. BC5 - Please identify any additional experiences / skills gained that you believe may help you in your career. (200 words)
  4. BC2 - What areas of practice are you interested in and why? (200 words)
  5. BC3 - Give reasons for your choice of chambers. (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.