Name of AETO:
Head of AETO:
Mark Warwick QC
Address of AETO:
10 Essex Street
Main practice area:
Chancery; Commercial; Property
Arbitration; Mediation; CLIPS; Pro Bono; Licensed Access; Public Access Work
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£60,000 - £100,000
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
Selborne Chambers usually offers up to two 12-month pupillages in any given year (commencing in October). Chambers seeks pupils who have exceptional intellectual ability (minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent) and commercial awareness, and who are ambitious and determined.
A pupil in Chambers will undertake a structured pupillage encompassing all principal practice areas. It is envisaged that pupils will spend time with 3 or 4 pupil supervisors, each with varying types of practice. Accordingly, a pupil can expect to be exposed to a variety of work within the Commercial Chancery spectrum. Pupils will be asked to prepare fully for and attend conferences and hearings with their pupil supervisors; produce written pleadings and opinions; and undertake legal research, often under considerable time pressure.
In addition to working with and for a pupil supervisor, pupils can expect to spend time with other members of Chambers before all levels of Courts and Tribunals. Our tenants regularly appear in the County Courts, First-tier tribunal (Property Chamber), the High Court, the Upper Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court; and also commonly appear in or preside over mediations and arbitrations, including international arbitrations. Pupillage at Selborne Chambers will equip our pupils with the necessary skills and awareness to face with confidence the various challenges which arise in the second six months of pupillage and the early days of tenancy.
Unlike in many Commercial and Commercial Chancery sets, our pupils can expect regular court appearances and instructions in their own right during the second six months of pupillage. Typically, these might include small claims and fast track trials, possession hearings, winding up petitions, case management conferences, and interim applications, as well as advisory and drafting work. Pupil supervisors will ensure that all pupils are fully supervised and supported whilst undertaking their own work. Chambers also provides its own advocacy training in addition to that provided by the Inns of Court.
Selborne Chambers is not a subscriber to Pupillage Gateway.
Applications for pupillage should be made by completing and sending Chambers’ own application form which can be found here: