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Octagon Legal - 12 months - September 2020

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Octagon Legal
Head of Chambers:
Robert Aldous and John Morgans
Address of chambers:
19 Colegate
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Crime and Family
Practice areas:
Crime; Family; Employment
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:
7 September 2020
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Octagon Legal is a well established and busy set of chambers with expertise in criminal, family, and employment law practising throughout East Anglia.

We are offering one mixed pupillage in the areas of family and crime commencing in September 2020 for twelve months. Applications are to be submitted via the Pupillage Gateway (

We are looking for candidates with:

a) intellectual ability, advocacy skills and commitment to practising in the areas of family and crime;
b) integrity, enthusiasm and work ethic; and additionally
c) somebody who would fit into a busy regional chambers with the capacity to work effectively with colleagues, local solicitors, clients and chambers' staff

For more information about Octagon Legal and a copy of our Pupillage policy, please visit
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)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.