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Angel Chambers - General Pupillage - October 2021

AETO information
Name of AETO:
Angel Chambers
Head of AETO:
Christopher Clee QC
Address of AETO:
Ethos Building
King's Road
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Family; Civil; Crime
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
Wales & chester
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
4 October 2021
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage

Angel Chambers is looking for an exceptional candidate to undertake a general pupillage.

Angel Chambers is one of the oldest and most established sets on the Welsh Circuit having been founded originally in the 1920's.

Over the years there has been a steady and structured increase in the number of tenants practising from the set and this process will continue. This has resulted in us now becoming the largest set in South West Wales. We have adapted to the needs of the professional and lay client seeking to provide those services which are required of us. We are pleased that we have the resources to advise clients and appear in Court through the medium of the Welsh language in all legal disciplines and at all levels.

Over the years a number of former members of Chambers have gone on to take up Judicial Office in a variety of capacities including appointments to the High Court and Circuit Bench as well as appointments as District Judges and Industrial Tribunal Chairmen. A number of current tenants hold part time Judicial Office.

We offer a comprehensive advocacy and advisory service principally across South and West Wales but are prepared to accept work anywhere on Circuit or indeed elsewhere when appropriate. We have members who are able to advise on most disciplines and are constantly seeking to adapt in order to meet demand.

We have a long established Criminal Team who practice at all levels in Criminal Cases. Chambers now holds the largest Family Team in South West Wales practising in all aspects of family work both in Private and Public Law.

A number of members specialise in Civil Law and are able to accept instructions in a wide range of cases.

In 2008 we moved to a brand new building with state of the art facilities providing comfortable and well equipped conferencing facilities with the very latest in technology.

Angel Chambers offers up to two twelve month pupillages each year.

The pupillages are divided into two six month periods. The aim is to provide a rounded and balanced pupillage covering all of the areas of law undertaken by chambers. The pupillage structure seeks to allow the individual pupil to gain experience and training in the areas of criminal law, family law and general common law. Where it is possible the individual pupil's preferences are considered when the content of the pupillage is being decided.

The pupillage will involve the pupil being appointed a pupil supervisor. The pupillage is also monitored by the pupillage committee.

During the second six month period of the pupillage the individual pupils will be able to undertake work and accept instructions for which they will receive payment.
Funding will be in line with the revised minimum award as recommended BSB. This will be divided between a grant in the first six months and guaranteed earnings in the second six months. The pupil will not be expected to contribute to chambers expenses during pupillage.

Angel Chambers accepts online applications for pupillage through the Pupillage Gateway at

Pupillages at Angel Chambers are awarded with a view to a tenancy. After the successful completion of pupillage the question of tenancy is considered by both the pupillage committee and the members of chambers in accordance with the chambers constitution.

Angel Chambers operates an equal opportunity policy in relation to all applications.

Angel Chambers welcomes applications for mini Pupillage. Details of how to apply can be found on our website at
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)
  3. Which skills and characteristics are the hallmarks of a good advocate? (200 words)
  4. What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? (200 words)
  5. How would your friends describe you? (200 words)
  6. If there is anything else you would like us to know about you, please tell us here (200 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.