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Enterprise Chambers (Bristol) - 12 months - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Enterprise Chambers
Head of Chambers:
James Pickering
Address of chambers:
9 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Commercial Chancery
Practice areas:
Insolvency and Restructuring; Company; Property; Landlord and Tenant; Commercial; Chancery
Specialist services:
Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration)
London; South eastern; North eastern; Western
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Awards available:
Financial support level:
£40,000 - £49,999
Closing date:
7 February 2020 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Type of Work Undertaken

Enterprise Chambers is ranked amongst the leading sets at the Chancery Commercial bar in a number of fields ranging from insolvency & company law to real property litigation and general commercial-chancery practice. Chambers has a strong bias towards litigation and its barristers (from the most junior to the most senior) tend to have a firmly court-centred practice. The core areas of Chambers’ practice comprise the following chancery commercial disciplines:

Insolvency and Company comprising all aspects of the insolvency of companies, partnerships and individuals; directors’ duties; fraudulent and wrongful trading and other misconduct; international and cross-border insolvency; and shareholders’ disputes.

Banking and Financial Services compromising all aspects of banking and financial services including mortgages, charges and debentures, receivership and administration, guarantees and indemnities, cheques and bills of exchange, letters of credit and performance bonds,hire-purchase & asset finance, recovery of misdirected payments, breach of mandate, negligent investment advice and product mis-selling, PFI, PPP and project finance

Property including both real property law and landlord and tenant practice. The former covers issues arising from the sale of land, land registration, mortgages, easements, adverse possession, and property fraud, amongst others. The latter covers issues arising from leases of all types, whether business, agricultural or social housing tenancies.

Commercial covering general contractual disputes and issues arising from the sale of goods, banking, guarantees, consumer credit, business finance, insurance, carriage of goods, civil fraud, professional negligence, aspects of regulation, and private international law.

Equitable Remedies covering injunctions (including freezing injunctions and search orders), specific performance, and issues arising from constructive trusts, fiduciary duties, fraud and tracing, restitution, estoppel, rectification and rescission.


Enterprise Chambers would like to recruit one pupil for its Bristol branch.

Enterprise Chambers’ approach to pupillage is to select the very best candidates (regardless of their background) and then support them in their training and development to become highly successful junior barristers. Chambers aims to recruit its junior tenants from its pupils. It takes on one pupil a year in any location, rather than several in competition. Pupils have the advantage of seeing all of the core areas of Chambers’ commercial-chancery practice in the course of their four seats. Chambers also provides its pupils with a measure of real court advocacy experience in their second six, to prepare them for life ahead at the junior bar.

For the 12 months commencing October 2021, Chambers is looking to recruit one pupil for our Bristol branch. A pupillage award is offered of a sum up to £40,000 including guaranteed earnings. Chambers offers a draw-down facility to assist its future pupils with funding in their BPTC year.

As part of the recruitment process, Chambers invites its final shortlisted candidates to attend a mini-pupillage in Chambers to allow them to meet members of Chambers and for them to carry out an assessment.

**Chambers is also recruiting in our London branch for 2021, please search 'Enterprise Chambers - London' in vacancies

Who Should Apply

Applications are invited from candidates, regardless of background, who have or are predicted to attain at least a 2:1 degree classification or its equivalent (save in exceptional circumstances).

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 wish to become a barrister? (200 words)
  2. What areas of practice are you interested in and why? (200 words)
  3. Give reasons for your choice of Chambers (200 words)
  4. 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)
  5. Please provide a breakdown of your degree results here (200 words)
  6. Please identify any experience or skills that you have gained which will help you to cope with the demands of life at the bar? Please give specific examples. (200 words)
  7. Please indicate how you came to hear about Enterprise Chambers and which careers publications or careers websites you used to conduct your research? (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.