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KBW Chambers - 12 months - September 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
KBW Chambers
Head of Chambers:
David Brooke QC
Address of chambers:
The Engine House
1 Foundry Square
LS11 5DL
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Common Law
Practice areas:
Civil; Regulatory; Family; Employment; Immigration; Police; Crime
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
North 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:
6 September 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
KBW is a multi-disciplinary set of Chambers with a long-established reputation for excellence both on Circuit and nationally.

We have a large criminal team (both prosecuting and defending at all levels) with members of Chambers undertaking complex, sensitive and high profile cases across the North Eastern Circuit and elsewhere.

We also have specialist civil, employment, family, inquests and public inquiries, immigration and family law teams within Chambers, with members of Chambers recommended across all practice areas.

Chambers invites applications for two 12 month pupillages commencing September 2021.

During a mixed pupillage, pupils will be exposed to all areas of practice undertaken in Chambers whilst retaining a single pupil supervisor.

Our pupils are expected to travel across Circuit during pupillage and we have a strong commitment to pupillage education and training.

We offer pupils a grant of £14,000, which is supplemented by guaranteed earnings of £6,000, and we do not deduct rent or contributions, nor recoup any grant payments, from pupils’ earnings.

All pupillages at KBW are offered with a view to offering tenancy if pupillage is completed satisfactorily.

KBW are committed to ensuring that all applications are treated fairly irrespective of age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or socio-economic background and we particularly encourage and welcome applications from those from underrepresented areas in the legal sector.
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 experiences or skills you have which you believe will help you in your career. (300 words)
  2. Why do you want to join our Chambers? (200 words)
  3. Which areas of practise are you interested in and why? (200 words)
  4. Please give an example of an occasion when you tried to change someone’s mind about something. Briefly explain the situation, what you did or said, and what the result was. (200 words)
  5. Apart from your academic studies, which two experiences have been the most influential on you and why? (200 words)
  6. What do you expect the most challenging aspect of junior practice will be? (200 words)
  7. If you have previously applied for pupillage at KBW and been unsuccessful, how have you developed since that time? (100 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.