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5 Paper Buildings - 12 months - October 2022

AETO information
Name of AETO:
5PB - Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC
Head of AETO:
Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC
Address of AETO:
5 Paper Buildings
AETO's email:
AETO's website address:
Practice areas:
Consumer Law; Health and Safety; Environment; Professional Discipline & Regulatory; Media Law and Defamation; Inquiries and Inquests; Regulatory; Fraud; Financial Services and Regulation; International Crime; Professional Regulation; Terrorism; White Collar Crime; Crime
Specialist services:
South eastern
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:
3 October 2022
Pupillage type:
12 month pupillage
5PB - the Chambers of Miranda Moore QC and Julian Christopher QC - has been instrumental in shaping criminal law for over 100 years. Members have played parts in some of the most memorable cases known to our legal system, from the Profumo affair and the Great Train Robbery to Blue Arrow and, more recently, Libor and Euribor, the News International phone hacking cases, and Operation Yewtree.

No longer a “pure crime set”, 5PB has specialist teams involved in regulatory work, professional disciplinary tribunals, health and safety/product safety, inquests, courts-martial and public inquiries (including Bloody Sunday, Leveson, the Guantanamo Bay litigation and the undercover policing inquiry).

Currently there are just over 50 members of chambers, 11 Silks, and 10 recorders and part time judiciary. Members have experience of working in many other jurisdictions. Work is often undertaken in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Caribbean, as well as in Europe.

We take pride in our friendly atmosphere, the quality of our advocacy and client care, and of chambers' case management and clerking, resulting in cost-effective use of clients' resources and court time.

We select pupils with the potential to become first-class advocates who we hope will become tenants in chambers and remain with us for many years. We offer two twelve-month pupillages a year, commencing in October. Each pupil spends four months with three supervisors, allowing continuity of supervision as they transition from their non-practising first six to handling their own cases in their second six.

We will provide each twelve month pupil with an award of £20,000, paid in the first six months, plus £12,000 guaranteed earnings in the second six months. Pupils do not pay clerks' fees on earnings.

It has been a long-standing policy of chambers to only recruit our junior tenants from those who have successfully completed pupillage with us, and to recruit tenants based only on individual merit.
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. What skills do you have that will make you a successful advocate? When have you used those skills in your life to date? (500 words)
  2. What was the most effective piece of advocacy you have seen? This could be a piece of advocacy you have seen at court during a mini-pupillage, or a persuasive speech or other piece of public speaking. (500 words)
  3. Why does diversity at the Bar matter? (500 words)
  4. What is most significant challenge you have faced so far? How did you deal with it? (500 words)
  5. If you could change one law, what would it be, and why? (500 words)
  6. Why do you want to undertake your pupillage at 5PB? (500 words)
  7. Why do you want to practise at the criminal Bar? (500 words)
How to apply
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.