Name of AETO:
1 Pump Court
Address of AETO:
1 Pump Court, Elm Court
Main practice area:
Family; Housing and Social Welfare; Immigration; Community Care and Health; Crime; Inquiries and Inquests; Prison Law and Criminal Justice
Public Access Work; Mediation; Pro Bono
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£12,000 - £19,999
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
12 month pupillage
Chambers offers 12-month pupillages funded by way of a grant for the London Living Wage, plus an allowance for out of London travel, plus the full retention of all earnings received in the 2nd Six in addition to the grant.
Pupils have the opportunity to complete periods of training across 1 or more specialist areas within Chambers - family, immigration, crime, and housing. There are also opportunities to gain experience in community care and prison law.
Chambers is committed to publicly funded work and to ensuring access to justice. We seek to promote diversity and equality in all aspects of our work.
One Pump Court undertakes work at all levels, and members practice in the following specialist groups: family, crime and civil. Members are also direct access qualified and Chambers actively promotes this avenue of work.
Family practitioners provide a multidisciplinary and socially responsible approach to family legal services in all areas of national and international law. Members specialise in public law and private law Children Act applications, as well as ancillary relief and co-habitee disputes. The Family Team has a large mediation group and is committed to developing a holistic ADR service for all client groups.
The crime group consists of an experienced team of barristers practicing exclusively in criminal defence work. Members of the group provide representation to defendants charged with the whole range of criminal offences at every stage of criminal proceedings.
The civil group includes practitioners specialising in housing and immigration. Housing work concentrates on problems faced by tenants and the homeless. Our large immigration team is committed to both asylum and non-asylum work with a particular emphasis on representing vulnerable clients in the face of increasingly restrictive legislation and a culture of disbelief and discrimination at all levels.
Judicial review is an important area of work within chambers, particularly in respect of housing, education and immigration work.
Chambers works closely with law centres and other agencies who are addressing unmet legal needs. Some members are prominent in legal pressure groups and voluntary organisations, seeking to reform and improve the provision of legal services and access to justice. Chambers also operates a strong prison law team.
One Pump Court has a complaints procedure. Members are required to comply with Chambers’ quality codes by which standards are set, monitored and developed. Chambers has a strong commitment to its equal opportunities, to combat discrimination on grounds of race, religion, gender, class, age, disability and sexual orientation. Chambers select candidates solely on merit, seeking to ensure that we reflect the community that we serve.
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.
- 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)
- 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)
- Which skills and characteristics are the hallmarks of a good advocate? (200 words)
- What is the greatest challenge you have faced so far? (200 words)
- How would your friends describe you? (200 words)
- If there is anything else you would like us to know about you, please tell us here (200 words)
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.