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Whitestone Chambers - 12 months - October 2021

Chambers information
Name of chambers:
Whitestone Chambers
Head of Chambers:
Lawrence Power
Address of chambers:
Whitestone Chambers
Ground Floor, 4 Kings Bench Walk
Chambers email:
Chambers website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Aviation; Chancery; Commercial; Insolvency and Restructuring; International Law
Specialist services:
Mediation; Arbitration
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:
25 September 2020 at 5:00 PM
Pupillage start date:
October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
Whitestone Chambers has a vacancy for a 12 month pupillage.


Whitestone Chambers is one of London's leading niche set of barristers' chambers, with a reputation for excellence in detail, drafting and advocacy. Chambers work covers most aspects of commercial law. We have particular expertise in aviation, banking, chancery, information technology. We pride ourselves on our reputation as a modern, approachable, supportive, and friendly place to work. Do take a look at our Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and the news & articles we post on our website. The pupillage is for 12 months and the award is £18,436.00

What Are We After?

We are looking for a pupil who has the potential to become an outstanding barrister. We are keen to recruit a bright, independently-minded person who is articulate, confident, and perceptive. You should be keen to learn, have the ability to get on with people, and be able to demonstrate common sense and good judgment. We value diversity and encourage creative and original thinking.

Chambers selection criteria are published on our web site at

The Pupillage

Your pupillage will be for twelve months. You will have one assigned pupil supervisor at any given time. We place great worth on training a pupil how to learn the principles of managing a practice and learning how to interact with clerks and solicitors and also to manage both lay and professional client expectations. We will train you to seek out detail and be precise in how you problem solve, never forgetting the need for creativity within the process of developing commercial solutions that are real as well as realistic. Our first year tenants can expect to receive in excess of £50,000 in their first year of practice. This figure illustrates the volume and quality of the commercial work that Chambers services for its clients.

How to apply
To obtain a first interview, candidates must show first class academic ability (though not necessarily a first class degree) and evidence of advocacy potential.

The number of pupillage vacancies comprise: one twelve month pupillage

Further details on applying can be found at

An assessed mini pupillage may be required.
All applications to be made in writing to chambers to include a one page covering letter and a C.V. marked to
Please provide your mobile phone number in your covering letter. Please arrange for us to be provided with two references. The references may be open or closed.

The date of closure for the receipt of applications is Friday September 25 2020 at 5:00pm

We will let you know by Friday October 9 2020 whether you have been shortlisted for an interview.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and aim to select candidates for both pupillage and tenancy solely on merit irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We will consider any reasonable adjustments needed to ensure that you can participate in our selection process fairly.