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9 Bedford Row - 18 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
9 Bedford Row
Head of AETO:
Steven Kay QC
Address of AETO:
9 Bedford Row
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Main practice area:
Practice areas:
Extradition; International Crime; Licensing
Specialist services:
Public Access Work
South eastern; London
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Pupillage vacancy information
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£30,000 - £39,999
Closing date:
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
October 2022
Pupillage type:
18 month pupillage
9 Bedford Row is very proud of its pupillage programme and is rightly known for being “extremely nurturing of its junior members”. A Pupil Advocacy Training Programme is provided throughout all stages of pupillage with a curriculum of mock advocacy exercises and topic seminars on all areas of criminal practice. Pupils also benefit from 9 Bedford Row’s monthly legal practitioner seminar programme that provides topical lectures from members and distinguished outside experts. Pupils spend three months with each supervisor in their first six months and six months with each supervisor once they are on their feet, to ensure they have as rounded a training as possible and are exposed to the full breadth of Chambers’ practice.

Chambers takes seriously its commitment to only offer pupillages with a genuine view to tenancy.

Chambers will be offering three 18-month pupillages starting in October 2022 with an award of £36,000 made up of a monthly stipend in the first six months, followed by guaranteed earnings for the 12 months pupils will be on their feet. Once on their feet, pupils will be kept very busy with Chambers’ diverse and growing practice and can expect to be in court every day with a wide variety of work, regularly earning in excess of the minimum guaranteed earnings threshold. During their first six pupils will be reimbursed for occasional travel outside of the South Eastern and London Circuits. Chambers also will cover the cost of any mandatory training undertaken during pupillage.

Pupillages will be spent with practitioners specialising in English criminal law. Pupillages will not involve work with our international criminal law team but may involve short periods working as part of Chambers’ extradition practice.

Applications are welcomed from dynamic individuals with a passion for advocacy and the law and respect for the traditions of the bar. We are looking for outstanding candidates able to combine legal acumen, good judgment and persuasive advocacy with the determination needed to take advantage of the opportunities offered at our successful and growing set.
How to apply
Chambers is no longer part of the Pupillage Gateway Scheme and applications for pupillages should be made directly to Chambers. However, the timetable for applications is the same as the Pupillage Gateway Scheme. Chambers will accept applications from 04 January 2021. The deadline for applications is 08 February 2021.
Applications must be sent to consisting of only the following materials:

(a) Curriculum Vitae of no more than two pages in Times New Roman font size 12 and normal spacing containing inter alia the applicant’s current mobile telephone number and contact email address for the application;

(b) Covering letter of no more than 600 words evidencing their experiences and successes, and answering within it the following questions:

-Which skills and talents that are necessary for a criminal barrister do you possess?
-In light of changing times at the criminal bar, how do you intend to establish yourself as a successful business?
-Why have you decided to apply to 9 Bedford Row in particular

(c) Completed equality and diversity monitoring form, available on our website.

Please provide the CV, covering letter and Monitoring form as pdf files entitled according to the following format “[Applicant’s surname], [Applicant’s first name] 9 Bedford Row Application 2022 [insert as appropriate CV/Covering Letter/Monitoring Form]”